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AGLAONEMA 'Silver Bay'

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Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

AGLAONEMA 'Silver Bay'

Plant Common Name

Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen, Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen

General Description

Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen is a clump-forming tropical perennial prized for its uniquely patterned foliage. The leaves are lance-shaped, broad, glossy and colored a pale, silvery green between the veins. The edge of the leaves is dark green with silver markings. This tropical does bloom and produces small, rather uninspiring white spathes (sail-shaped flowers)among or just below the foliage.

Chinese evergreen prefers partial to heavy shade outdoors and moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. This cultivar, 'Silver Bay,' is a nice addition to an indoor room with average to very low light or as an underplanting to large canopied trees in tropical climates as either a massed groundcover or accent plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    11 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • 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 Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Striped/Striated, SpottedMottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No