Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor
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Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor

Welcome to our guide to Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor care and propagation…

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil weekly and water if top half of soil is dry. 
Fertilizer:Give it a balanced feed monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:Equal parts potting compost, orchid bark and perlite.
Temperature:17-27°C (62-81°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Camouflage plant.
Common issues:Overwatering.


The Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor is heavily in demand for it’s almost camouflage, but bright green patterning. It is a real showstopper!

See also: Aglaonema Care, Philodendron Sodiroi, Monstera Pinnatipartita Care, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight.

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Need decent light or they can get leggy.

How Often to Water

Check the soil with your finger each week and water it if the top half of the soil is dry. The roots like to be moist most of the time but not sat in soggy soil.


It is fairly slow growing, so needs all the help it can get! Give it a balanced feed monthly in the spring and summer months.

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Soil

A good aroid mix would work well, something like equal parts potting compost, orchid bark and perlite.

Tip: they an get root rot very easily, so give them a really well draining mix, and let them dry out before watering again.

When To Repot

Check the plant in spring and pot it up a size if the roots are getting crowded.


60-70% is ideal, they live in tropical forests and will thank you if you keep the humidity high.


17-27°C (62-81°F) is ideal. Aim to keep them above 10°C (50°F) as minimum temperature at night.

How To Propagate Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor

You can take stem cuttings and propagate them in water, they tend to root well, especially when kept warm and humid and given some light. Make suer you have a couple of leaves on each section you want to propagate and after cutting, let the wound callous over for a few hours before putting it in water.

Is It Toxic To Cats?

They are toxic to cats and dogs if eaten, causing mouth numbness and sickness. Seek vets advice immediately if eaten.

Aglaonema Pictum Bicolor Vs Tricolor

They are really similar plants, the bicolor has two colors dark and light green, while the tricolor has another green color in the pattern.

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Growth Rate

They grow relatively slowly for a houseplant, they can take 2 to 5 years to reach maturity, where they can be 50cm high (just over one and a half feet).

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Other Names

Camouflage plant.

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor FAQs and Common Problems

They can get droopy leaves from too little water. Try to keep the soil slightly moist without letting it get soggy. Drooping leaves can also be down to too much sun as the plants live beneath the tree canopy in the wild. So make sure it is well watered and not in direct sunlight.

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