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Aglaonema 'Siam Aurora'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Maximum Height 1.2 m

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small herbaceous plant with compact, low-growing form.
Foliage Smooth, glossy leaves are dark green with varying amounts of red variegation, especially along the margin and veins. They are large and oval-shaped, tapering to soft, pointed tips.
Stems Smooth, round stems are pinkish.
Cultivation This plant is easy-to-grow and makes an ideal houseplant or office plant. It tolerates low light levels, but may eventually become leggy. For best results, provide bright diffused, natural or fluorescent lighting. Full sun will cause the leaves to scorch. The size of the plant is constrained by its pot size, growing up to 1.2 m when provided with ample space.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Usage Hazard - Cons Toxic Upon Ingestion
Usage Hazard - Cons Remarks The leaves will irritate the mouth and throat if ingested.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Green - Light Green, Pink, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Oval, Elliptical)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

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Master ID 30569
Species ID 4878
Flora Disclaimer The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.
Species record last updated on: 15 October 2021.