Aglaonema commutatum Silver Queen profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 15 2020

Aglaonema commutatum Silver Queen profile

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is a leaf-watching plant of The genus Dieffenbachia of the Araceae family in Guangdong. It has beautiful leaves and is especially resistant to shade. It is decorated with potted plants, with obvious effects, especially bright and comfortable.The Silver Queen is often used as a leaf cutter to arrange flowers and leaves or a potted plant to decorate the indoor and outdoor environment.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' flower language and symbolic meaning: Admiration. Beautiful leaf color, especially resistant to shade, unique air purification ability, in the hall room dotted with potted, will feel bright and comfortable. It is fashionable to cut leaves and arrange flowers for leisure or decorate the outdoor environment.It has the function of watching and purifying air. Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is a popular indoor leaf-viewing plant with upright stems and green spots on the silver-green leaves, giving a refreshing impression.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' picture

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' morphological characteristics

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is a perennial herb, 30-40 cm tall, erect unbranched stem, internodes obvious. Leaves are alternate, petiole long, base extended into a sheath, long, narrow, pale green, leaves with grey-green stripes, large area. Roots are yellow, beanlike, very small. Above the root are leaves, the unopened leaves are round and enveloped. The new leaves are light green, with gray in the middle and some light green patches, and light green on the back, like the leaves of a big tree. The older leaves are slightly darker in color. The first leaves are about 3 inches long and 5 or 6 inches after they have formed. 

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' growth environment

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' prefers warm, humid and semi-cloudy environments. It is not resistant to cold, strong light exposure and drought. The suitable temperature for growth was 20-27℃, 21-27℃ from March to September, 16-21℃ from September to March of the following year, and the winter temperature was not less than 12℃.It is better to have a mixture of rich deciduous soil and half river sand.

Aglaonema Commutatum 'Silver Queen' is suitable for dark rooms with poor ventilation. The plant, which has pale leaves, likes to live in a constant temperature environment. If irrigate with lukewarm water, it can exist longer time.Suitable temperature: 15-21 ℃

Growth characteristics of Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' prefers warm and humid climate and does not tolerate cold. The suitable growth temperature is 16-21℃. Therefore, heat cooling in summer should pay attention to ventilation, winter should be in the shed cultivation, overwintering temperature 10℃ is appropriate, not less than 5℃. During Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' growth period, there should be sufficient moisture.  Spray leaves every summer every morning and evening, put in a half overcast place. In winter, stem and leaf growth slowed, we should control water, basin soil slightly dry. In the late spring and early summer there can be less application of some acid nitrogen fertilizer. In summer, apply spin nitrogen fertilizer. In mid-Autumn, we can apply some compound fertilizer, and in the end of autumn and early winter stop fertilizer. Sufficient fertilizer makes stem stout, tillering, leaf hypertrophy.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' flower language

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is adoration.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' distribution range

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' was originally produced in South America. It is widely cultivated in tropical cities of Guangdong and Fujian in China.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' growth requirements

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is commonly used for plant separation and cuttage propagation. During the Growth period, it needs sufficient moisture. In midsummer, spray leaves every summer every morning and evening, put it in a half overcast place.In winter, stem and leaf growth slowed, we should control water, basin soil slightly dry. From May to October, stem and leaf growth bloom period, fertilization once every half a month.The lower leaves of adult plants are easy to wither, resulting in bare stem, we can cut the top stem cutting, leaving the base can re-sprout new buds.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'

In winter, such as low temperature, basin soil is too wet, leaves are easy to turn yellow and fall off. Often leaf spot and anthrax, stem rot and root rot, root nematode harm.Cutting in late spring and early summer, the stem of the plant with a sharp knife cut into a small segment with one or two sections, inserted in the sterile sand, vermiculite, perlite.It can be inserted horizontally in the medium, but pay attention to the bud must be up; Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' can also be inserted vertically, but do not insert upside down.Proper shading after insertion, film removal spray at noon on a sunny day. Apply spray sterilizing solution every 7 ~ 10 days (0.1% carbendazim, tobuzine, and germicide diluent can be used), and generally root for 20 ~ 25 days.The roots can be transplanted to about 2cm long. Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' can also be divided into plant propagation, often in the spring to its base germination of tillering bud stripping another plant.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' cultivation requirements

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' potted with loose peat soil, peat soil is best. It can also be mixed with leaf mould and sandy loam and diluted with a small amount of ferrous sulfate.Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' likes astigmatism, especially afraid of direct sunlight in summer.Outdoors, you need 65% ~ 75% sunshade net, in the room to store in the light intensity, in order to make the leaves bright color. Kept in the shadows for a long time;The leaf color is dim, the leaf is soft and not straight, which affects the ornamental effect. If the temperature drops to 10℃, insulation measures should be taken. After freezing, the whole plant canker, and in winter, the temperature  is not less than 15℃.

Water less in the winter and spring rainy season. After the soil is dried thoroughly in winter and spring, the minimum temperature should be above 15℃ before proper warm water can be poured. In the summer, it grows well and provides a large supply of water. In late spring and early summer, some acid nitrogen fertilizer can be applied less, nitrogen fertilizer can be added in summer, in early autumn and Mid-Autumn, some compound fertilizer can be applied in late autumn and early winter.Sufficient fertilizer stem stout, tillering, leaf hypertrophy.

Temperature control for Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'

The Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' grows fastest at 20-24℃, stops growing above 30℃, and leaves are prone to yellow dry tips. Therefore, in the summer, there should be heat cooling attention to ventilation, and in winter there should be in the shed cultivation, the temperature of overwintering 10℃ is appropriate, not less than 5℃.

Light regulation for Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'

Outdoor cultivating Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' in summer, pay attention to shade, do not make the light too strong, otherwise easy to happen sunburn.Pay attention to daylighting when overwintering in the shed in winter to prevent the leaf color from fading due to insufficient light.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'


Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' grows fast in Spring and autumn. Water should be sufficient, basin soil should often keep wet, and often spray branches and leaves with the water close to room temperature, in order to prevent dry tip, but not water. During Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' growth season, apply a thin liquid fertilizer half a month. Water less in winter, and stop topdressing.

Clip in basin

As the half a month to grows, in order to maintain a good plant shape, the base of the old leaves should be frequently cut.In addition, germination, strong vitality, fast growth, easy to cover the basin, every two years should change the basin.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' benefits

Decorate the home and beautify the environment

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' has good ornamental value, broad leaves and long, tall and handsome, positive green, leaf color have silvery white spots, dark green on the back, abound change. The Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is compact, and is a good view of foliage plants, and it is simple and convenient maintenance, water soil, can grow well and special resistance to shade, with its ornament household hall room. Its adornment effect is very obvious, giving persons a special bright and comfortable feeling.

Absorb harmful substances and purify the air

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' is famous for its unique air purification ability, which can effectively absorb formaldehyde and nicotine from the air. It is ideal for placing in a newly decorated or newly furnished room. If someone is smoking in the home, a Silver Queen can also be placed to protect the family from the harm of second-hand smoke.Moreover, the higher the concentration of pollutants in the air, the more it can exert its purification capacity, which is very suitable for dark rooms with poor ventilation conditions, making it a rare healthy plant.

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen'