The aglaonema is a highly decorative plant with several interesting varieties. There seems to be a little controversy in the books over whether this plant is easy or difficult to grow. The simple rule to follow is this: the lighter the variegation, the more light it needs. Otherwise, these are slow-growing, dependably attractive, and make excellent foliage plants. They have large, narrow oval leaves on short stems.
Soil: well-drained potting soil is perfect.
Light: the darker green varieties can grow in near shade, while the variegated varieties require brighter light. Do not expose to direct sun.
Water: Water thoroughly in the summer, and mist often to raise humidity. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the plant dry completely. Seek to raise the humidity in general.
Temperature: They do not like cold drafts or temperatures below 65ºF. The warmer, the better.