The Aglaonema Chinese Evergreen is a popular houseplant. It belongs to the Araceae family and is native to New Guinea and tropical Asian regions. They are easy plants to grow and maintain. This is because her growth requirements are simple.
Aglanoemas are known for their distinctive foliage. Unlike the traditional leafy green, Chinese green opts for a pop of color. It is colorful and its variegation ranges from red to pink to yellow.
Aglaonema flowering can be confusing when grown indoors. This potted plant belongs to the flowering species family. As such, she is expected to produce blooming flowers. But this is where the confusion might set in for most gardeners. The exotic tropical plant produces no actual petals or flowers.
Is Aglaonema blooming?
Yes, they do. It belongs to the Araceae family and therefore needs to produce flowers. However, its flowers are unique. The Chinese evergreen or aglaonema inflorescence is unique. It features a spadix encased by a green spathe.
This green spathe then opens to reveal the white, calcareous spadix. Small flowers then appear on it. Because of its color and structure, it can be easy to mistake spathe for a leaf. But the spathe is a little plum and very different from the leaves of the Aglaonema.
It is worth noting that the flower produced by an Aglaonema depends on its variety. So the Aglaonema Maria flower would be different from the Aglaonema Pink Dalmatian flower. You would also need to pollinate the flower of the Aglaonema plant. Otherwise their flowers would wither.
Why do the Chinese evergreens produce flowers?
A blooming Aglaonema is a good sign that it is being well cared for. It can also be a sign of stress, but this is rare. The Chinese evergreen plant does well in low light. But they can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight.
If you provide adequate sunlight, they will produce blooms for appreciation. The reason for stress is more of a survival instinct.
Aglaonema are sensitive. When they realize they might die. They produce flowers to ensure continuity. This gives you a chance of propagating Aglaonema seeds.
How long does flowering last?
They often produce their flowers in early summer. There are also instances of Chinese evergreen flowers forming in the late winter season.
Its blooming flowers have been known to last a few weeks. It may last until the fall season. If it blooms in winter, expect the flowers to last through spring or fall.
What Should You Do With Chinese Evergreen Blossom?
Making flowers requires a lot of energy. Therefore, cutting off the flowers helps conserve energy for the plant. This energy can be used to grow better leaves on the plant.
The flowers of the Aglaonema plant are also an eye-catcher. But their variegated foliage is. So it makes more sense to cut off the bud sites before they consume a lot of energy.