Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’

Family: Araceae

Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ is a lovely, easy-to-grow houseplant, with long, slender leaves.  Each leaf is coloured with a soft green variegation, which is complimented by a darker green coloured trim that encircles the leaf and forms irregular splashes over the leaf.

This is another plant that thrives in a humid environment.  If you don’t have a steamy bathroom or kitchen, you can increase the humidity levels around your plant by providing it with regular misting and placing your Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ plant amongst a group of houseplants.  Water Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ regularly during the summer months and provide a liquid tomato feed every six weeks or so, over the course of the growing season.  These plants prefer their compost to be kept more on the drier side over wintertime, but it’s good to maintain a humid environment for your plant, throughout the year.

Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ is prized for being a houseplant that grows in rooms with rather dull light levels and prospers in rooms with artificial lighting.  This is a very versatile houseplant that also thrives in bright rooms that enjoy soft, indirect light; Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ will grow almost anywhere.  Avoid placing your Aglaonema in a position where your plant will be exposed to harsh direct light, which may scorch your Aglaonema’s leaves.  Steer clear of bright South-facing windowsills.

Grow Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ in a warm room, where your plant will enjoy stable temperatures that are unlikely to drop below 15C (59F).  Avoid growing this Aglaonema near your front door or in a draughty room, where the temperature fluctuates.  This is a tender plant.  Ensure your Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ plant is never exposed to winter night time temperatures that fall below an absolute minimum night time temperature of 12C (54F).  Keep your plant in a warmer room, if possible.

Plants naturally form a more rounded shape as they grow and mature; Aglaonema ‘Cutlass’ plants will eventually reach a height of around 65cm (2.2ft) tall.

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