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Aglaonema 'Crete'

Family Name: Araceae
Full Shade Semi-Shade Moderate Water Occasional Misting Interiorscape / Indoor Plant Ornamental Foliage


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Herbaceous plant up to 1.2 m tall.
Foliage Smooth, glossy leaves are elliptic which narrow to long, soft tips. They have bright red margins which vary from thin to thick and expands into large red blotches at random. The petiole (leaf stalk) is pinkish white.
Similar This cultivar is similar to Aglaonema 'Siam Aurora'. While both have red margins, that of 'Crete' is wider, varying in width at irregular intervals and the pink venation of 'Crete' is limited to mainly the midvein.
Cultivation This plant is low maintenance and well-suited as a house plant or office plant. Provide bright diffused light to maintain a bushy, more compact form and avoid full sun which scorches the leaves. The plant size is limited by the size of its pot, growing up to 1.2 m tall when provided with ample space.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

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


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

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Master ID 32259
Species ID 6667
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.