Healthy plants need good nutrition for the growth of leaves and flowers, such as fertilizer and hormones. Some hormones include: Retardan / paclobutrazol with the trademark Cultar serves to stimulate the growth of puppies, cytokines with the trademark Novelgro function to stimulate the emergence of shoots, Giberelin / GA3 with the trademark (ProGib) triggers flowering, enlarges cells and breaks dormancy, Auxin with trademarks Rootone-F functions to stimulate the growth of roots atekan, extend cells, and help pollination.
Here are some tips on how to overcome the problems that are often encountered when cultivating Aglaonema ornamental plants;
When Aglaonema leaves, especially Donna Carmen wrinkles, it’s a sign of a virus attack. It is a type of virus in tomatoes, but not deadly. The attack only makes curly leaves so that the appearance is damaged. The disease spreads to other plants through unsterile cuttings. In order not to spread, destroy the affected plants. Another effort, sterilize the knife before separating the tillers.
Leaves on fire
Burned leaves are marked yellowish surface. When you leave the leaves turn yellow brown and finally perforated. Ideally, Araceae’s relatives only receive 40% of the sun’s rays. Therefore, install a 60% shade in an open area. Excessive light, even if it does not burn the leaves, can also cause dull colors.
This condition occurs because the plants are watered too much, while the planting medium is dense so water is held in pots. As a result the leaves turn pale and dull. To overcome the change of planting media with a more porous. Reduce the frequency of watering during the rainy season 2-3 times a week.
Shine a leaf
Shiny leaves are a sign of a healthy plant. Conversely dull means impaired health. For aglaonema to appear primed, spray leaf shine onto the surface of the leaf and then wipe with cotton or soft tissue paper until the liquid is evenly distributed.
Aglaonema young leaves often shrink so that its beauty is reduced. The causes include flower formation. If you don’t want to be made into fruit, just throw it away because it absorbs a lot of energy. Fertilization with high P and K doses stimulates diligent flowering plants. For this reason, replace fertilizer by choosing a higher N combination than P and K.
Other causes, damage to the roots due to pests or diseases, such as pythium. To find out the cause, unload the plants from the pot. Remove the damaged root and apply the root stimulant, eg Auxin and Root on.
Roots grow fast
Storing high risk aglaonema. If mishandled, instead of getting a new plant, the parent dies. To be safe, before cutting the stems endeavored to produce roots. The trick, take a used plastic drink and then cut it in half. The top is mounted (worn) at the base of the stem. Load media into it. After 2-4 weeks, the plant has taken root. The stem is ready to be cut. Plant the pieces like a new individual. While the weevil stems give rise to new shoots in 2-4 weeks. Mother and child survived.
Aglaonema mosquito net
Despite the high risks, planters in Thailand continue to propagate aglaonema by cutting. To reduce the risk of death there is a trick. Flush the growing media until saturated. After that put it in a clear plastic bag big enough to load the pot. Tie the mouth of the bag so that moisture does not come out. High humidity and heat stimulate the cuttings to emerge new shoots and roots. After 40 days, the seeds are removed from the mosquito net. At that time new roots and leaves have formed perfectly.