Do I have a treat for you! I may be the only UK plant shop to stock this extremely rare Thai hybrid – you will have a lot of trouble tracking down these insane fellas outside of E. Asia. Aglaonema are a diverse, often ornately patterned tropical species that have the added bonus of being very easy-going and shade tolerant. This particular variety is quite new on the scene, cultivated in Thailand and sporting probably the most vibrant pink I’ve seen on any plant.
As for care, they’re very easy indeed, though less is known about this particular variety – I’d give him a little extra pampering, since he’s special enough to have earned it! Keep in bright indirect light to moderate shade, temperatures above 14’C and well away from cold draughts. Keep evenly moist in a very well-draining mix, allowing the surface of the soil to dry between waterings; and raise humidity by situating in a bathroom or kitchen, surrounding with other plants, or keeping him near a humidifier. Overall, they should be no trouble at all!
Difficulty: Easy – 2/5
Pot size: 12cm
Height (inc. pot): 30cm
Toxicity: Harmful to pets when ingested