Never expected to find one of these...........

elkay_gwOctober 3, 2012

at Walmart, of all places!

I've seen red aglaonemas on ebay, but the sellers are in Thailand (with ONE exception - FL). They must've just gotten these in, because they were in good shape. The soil is very dense, tho, and saturated. I couldn't pass it by.

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Very nice!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 1:23PM
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birdsnblooms

Elkay...Your Aglaonema is absolutely gorgeous. And like you said, finding such a beauty at Walmart of all places is very very unusual!!

Agreed, aside from a couple Fl sellers, red Aglaonemas are basically sold in Thailand..That's where mine were purchased.

Was there a tag with its species?

It's lovely..Good luck, Toni

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 1:36PM
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elkay_gw

Thanks, Toni. The marker in the pot simply said, 'Chinese Evergreen' and the sticker on the bottom of the pot said, 'Red Aglaonema'. No indication of where the plant came from or was grown.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 2:13PM
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birdsnblooms

Elkay, you're welcome.

Your Aglao resembles one I have called A 'Siam Prince,' but mine doesn't have as much red as it did when I bought it.
It gets quite a bit of shade, so most of my reds are now pink..:(

It's too bad Aleya Gardens no longer sells Aglaonemas. They had several pages of various Aglaonemas. None common.

One thing you can try. Does the tag have the authorization code? If so, Google the number in the search engine..sometimes a plant is named, other times it'll be as generic as your tag, lol. Don't mean to sound rude, but you know most labels are worthless. Toni

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 3:38PM
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flowerpottipper

I also got one of these at Home Depot several months ago, they seem to be the same. Of course I snatched it up, and havent regreted it. IT's a very easy plant to care for. These must be getting more popular if they're now reaching big box stores.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:02PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Well I'd never expect to find one either... since I've never seen one until clicking on this. Now I want one too, even if it's not purple. Will check WM Fri.

I could see people wanting these for Christmas decorations, like Poinsettias. Can you believe they were setting up Christmas crap last Friday?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 4:21PM
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elkay_gw

Toni - don't see an auth code.

purple - yep, Walmart had all the Christmas stuff up already - along with the Halloween things.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 5:48PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

I saw one of these the other day at Wal-Mart when I purchased my Gasteria. I found the cultivar on Exotic Angel's website I think (not sure what the call it) and thought wow that's a gorgeous plant. I didn't expect to find it at Wal-Mart though, a number of the EA plants online, we never seem to have in our stores.

Planto

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 10:23PM
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