All About Peacock Aglaonema

The rare Peacock Aglaonema is a great houseplant with wide, glossy leaves that are rich emerald-green. It is a very decorative and long-lasting floor plant that also works well around desks and tabletops.

The Peacock Aglaonema is a highly sought-after houseplant, but with so many other plants to choose from it is easily missed. This blog post will answer all the questions you want to know about the peacock aglaonema (and more), including how hard is it to grow and care for, how to propagate new ones, how big it can grow, and when you should repot it.

Origin of Peacock Aglaonema

Origin of Peacock Aglaonema

The peacock aglaonema is a tropical plant that originated in China. It was introduced to the West by Dutch botanist George Hendrik Maximiliaan van Overstraten in 1835. The origin of the name “peacock aglaonema” is not known, but it may refer to the plant’s resemblance to a peacock’s feather.

The plant is a perennial and requires bright light with filtered sun exposure. The leaves are dark green and glossy on top, with white undersides that turn pink or red when exposed to direct sunlight. They will turn brown if they are exposed to too much sun or if they become too dry.

Benefits of Peacock Aglaonema

Peacock Aglaonema is a plant that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The name “Aglaonema” comes from the Greek word “aglaos”, which means “bright”. The leaves of peacock aglaonema are serrated and bright green in color. The flowers are white or yellowish with a brownish-purple center.

Peacock aglaonema’s health benefits include:

  • Improving vision
  • Reducing stress and depression
  • Relieving diarrhea and constipation
  • Curing coughs and flu symptoms
  • Healing wounds
  • Alleviating headaches and migraines

Other Benefits:

  • Peacock Aglaonema can help purify the air in your home.
  • It can improve your mood and boost energy levels.
  • It can also help improve concentration and focus if you’re working or studying at home.

How to Grow Peacock Aglaonema At Home & Caring

How to Grow Peacock Aglaonema At Home & Caring

Growing peacock aglaonema is easy. You just need to follow the steps below.

Selecting Pot

Choose a pot that is at least 2 inches larger than the root ball. The larger the pot, the faster your plant will grow. You can use any kind of pot, but make sure it has drainage holes and that you choose one that is lightweight.

Preparing Soil

If you are using a commercial potting mix, then all you need to do is water it before you plant your peacock aglaonema. If you are using soil from your garden or yard, then add some organic fertilizer or compost to it before planting your peacock aglaonema.

Planting Plant

Make sure that you dig a hole deep enough so that when you put in your root ball, there is still room for soil around it. The top of the root ball should be level with the top of the soil in the pot. Water well after planting and place in indirect light so that they can acclimate themselves to their new home!

Balance Soil pH

The peacock aglaonema likes soil that has a neutral pH level (6.1-6.5). If your soil is too acidic or alkaline, consider using an organic fertilizer like composted manure or bone meal.

Ensure Lighting

Peacock aglaonema plants need bright light but not direct sunlight. You can place them near a window where they will receive indirect sunlight throughout the day. If you want to get even more out of your plant, place it in front of a window that gets lots of direct sunlight during the day and then move it away from the window at night so that it does not get too hot.


Peacock aglaonema needs moderate water during the growing season, but keep it dry during winter. Water only when the soil is dry down to a depth of 2 inches.

In case you have just planted your peacock aglaonema, allow it to become well-established before watering. Water more frequently if the plant is in a very hot spot or if it has been neglected for many days.


Fertilize peacock aglaonema once a month with half-strength liquid fertilizer throughout its growing season. Apply the fertilizer in the early morning or late evening, so that it does not burn the foliage and stems. Wait until the leaves have dried before applying any fertilizer to prevent burning.


Once your peacock aglaonema has reached its desired size (usually 1 foot tall), prune off any new growth as it appears on the ends of its branches to encourage branching in these areas instead of at their tips where they appear naturally (or tip-prune). This will help prevent curling leaves as well as encourage faster growth overall!

How to Propagate New Peacock Aglaonema

How to Propagate New Peacock Aglaonema

New Peacock Aglaonema propagation is an easy way to increase the number of your plants. This article will explain how to propagate new peacock aglaonemas, so you can have plenty of them to share with friends and family.

To propagate a new Peacock Aglaonema, you will need:

  • Aglaonema plant with healthy leaves
  • A container with dirt (potting soil)
  • Newspaper or something else to line the bottom of your container
  • A knife or scissors

1. Take a cutting from the plant. Make sure it is a healthy new leaf, with plenty of green and no signs of browning or disease.

2. Remove the lower leaves from your cutting, leaving only two leaves on the top and bottom of the cutting.

3. Fill a pot with soil that is moist but not wet, and put it into an area where it will get indirect sunlight for about six hours each day.

4. Plant the cutting in the soil so that just the tip of its root system is covered by soil (make sure there are no roots above ground).

5. Plant the cutting in the soil so that just the tip of its root system is covered by soil (make sure there are no roots above ground).

6. Cover your pot with a plastic bag to keep the humidity high and place it in an area that receives indirect sunlight or under a grow light.

7. Water sparingly for at least one month, keeping the soil slightly moist at all times but never soggy.

8. Once you notice new growth emerging from the cuttings, remove the plastic bag and begin watering more regularly.

9. Keep your new plant in a bright, warm place with consistent humidity (like a bathroom) until it has grown a few leaves and roots on its own.

10. After that, you can plant it in soil or keep it in the same container with water until it’s ready to move into its permanent home.

How Big Can They Grow?

The size of your peacock aglaonema depends on the size of its container—but even if it’s been in its pot for years, it won’t grow much larger than about 10 inches tall and about 8 inches across. The leaves are usually dark green with splashes of silver or pink (or both), which makes them look like little birds flying around your room. The flowers are small and white, but they smell sweet and add another element of beauty to this striking plant.

Repotting Peacock Aglaonema

Repotting Peacock Aglaonema is easy to do, but it’s a bit of a process. It’s worth it, though: your plant will thank you for giving it the room it needs to grow!

First, remove the pot from the substrate (if there is one). If there is no substrate, just gently pull on the plant itself to remove it from the pot.

Next, place the plant in a new pot that has been filled with soil and water well.

The new pot should be at least 1 inch larger in diameter than the previous one and deep enough to accommodate roots.

Gently place your plant in its new container and add more soil if necessary until you can see that it has settled in comfortably.

Water thoroughly with room temperature water and allow excess water to drain away before returning your peacock aglaonema back into its home on your windowsill or tabletop.


Ultimately, the biggest factor in how long your Peacock will live seems to be what kind of environment you provide for it. Remember that when repotting your Peacock, soil is the most important and a major part of any plant’s welfare, so don’t skimp on the potting soil and choose one that won’t compact.

These types of plants can get bad root rot if they are over watered, so water your plant right before bed time and then leave it alone until morning. By then any excess water should have drained out of the pot. If you consistently employ a schedule like this, your Peacock will likely grow old with you. Good luck with your own repotting adventures!

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