Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

anitamo(5)July 11, 2011

I've had a cutting of chinese evergreen for about 3 years growing in water. It's healthy with nice roots, but now I'm wondering if I can pot this up, or has it been living in water for too long? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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birdsnblooms

Hi Anitamo. I doubt there will be any problems. Your CE might look a little droopy, at first, but if it gets a fair amount of humidity, it should do well.

Don't over-pot. Place in semi-shade to medium light. Use a well-draining soil, 'not heavy.' Humidity and fresh air.

If you use a/c or c/a, the CE can be placed in a extra-large plastic bag with top venting. Toni

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 12:43PM
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dellis326 (Danny)

You should probably trim off the longer and some of the finer roots as well

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 1:41PM
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anitamo(5)

Great advice...thanks to both of you. Can I ask, though, what potting soil brand you recommend?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 4:54PM
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dellis326 (Danny)

I do not use commercially available bagged soil. What I use varies a bit depending on what I'm planting but it is basically

3 parts mushroom compost
5 parts shredded wood chips
3 parts perlite
and varying amounts of charcoal. autozone floor-dri,and sphagnum moss. All depending on what I'm setting up and/or what I have around.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 8:31PM
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anitamo(5)

Thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 3:48AM
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birdsnblooms

Anitamo..forgot to add...after you repot, place your Aglaonema in shade, then medium light...No direct sun.

As for soil I use:

Example

1 cup All Purpose
1/4 cup Peat
1/4 cup Coarse Sand
1/2 cup tiny pebbles
Small portion of Osmocote fertilizer...slow-release pebbles

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 3:18PM
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