You may recall that I said here that I was excited about some of the new Aglaonema cultivars coming out of Thailand and that I had ordered a seriously red one. Well, on Saturday, I went to the post office to pick up a registered parcel.
What can one expect from something that's been in the mail for about three weeks? Maybe a withered little slip of a thing? A pleasant surprise awaited as I opened the box and saw this big bunch of green edged red leaves. The full page from a Thai newspaper added to the exotic feel of the experience.
Is this gorgeous or what? It's as beautiful as the picture that I saw online.
Here it is potted up, still looking a little crooked but as new roots grow and it straightens to follow the light, it will be fine. I love these leaves and wonder how with so little chlorophyll they'll be able to survive. The Aglaonemas are low light tolerant plants though so maybe that's why the predominantly red leaf works. Aglaonema "RED ELEPHENT LEAF" [sic] is what it's called on ebay but I don't know if that's the correct cultivar name or not.