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AGLAONEMA 'Golden Bay'

Image of Aglaonema 'Golden Bay'

James Burghardt

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

AGLAONEMA 'Golden Bay'

Plant Common Name

Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen, Golden Bay Chinese Evergreen

Special Notice

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General Description

Chinese evergreen ‘Golden Bay’ is a clump-forming tropical perennial prized for its uniquely patterned foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped, broad and glossy. They are pale, silvery-gold with irregular dark green edges. The leaf stems are pale golden white. This tropical does bloom and produces small, rather uninspiring white spathes (sail-shaped flowers) among or just below the foliage.

This tropical is very frost tender so protect the plants from a chill whether grown inside or in the landscape. Bright indirect light, high humidity and a moist but well-drained soil or potting mix are required for good growth. Water and fertilize regularly and make sure that outdoor plants are shaded from the intense sun of mid-day. Indoors, these are some of the best plants for low-light conditions. Aglaonemas are grown as landscape plants in the tropics and prized as houseplants or tender patio plants in temperate climates. Their fabulous leaves brighten up the darkest office and are long-lasting and beautiful when cut for arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    14 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H2

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Width

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Green, Ivory

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Orange

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gold, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gold, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gold, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gold, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No