A tried and true hero of the 'red ag' craze, the Aurora is tough and beautiful all in one plant. Farm Life offers the aurora in an 8 inch azalea pot. These are very full plants finishing at around 16 inches tall.
The meters below indicate a range of light and tolerance to drought. The ranges are indicated by the little light bulbs and the small water drops.
Mealybugs can be removed with a systemic insecticide drench (safari), and hand cleaning. If pesticides are not an option, try horticultural oil directly sprayed onto the insects. A second and third treatment, if using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
When aglaonemas are big and are not receiving enough fertilizer, Magnesium deficiency may occur. Watch for yellow leaf margins to appear on the oldest foliage to indicate magnesium deficiency. The easiest way to prevent this is with infrequent applications of dolomite along with a regular balanced fertilizer program. Dolomite supplies calcium and magnesium. Dolomite will also stabilize the pH of the soil allowing for optimal use of fertilizer.
Aglaonema 'Aurora Siam'
Aglaonema 'Emerald Bay'