Aglaonema - Queen of Siam
Hello! I am an aspiring plant enthusiast. I donÃ¢ÂÂt have much of an idea of what IÃ¢ÂÂm doing, but IÃ¢ÂÂm learning and thatÃ¢ÂÂs what brings me here.
I currently only have one plant. ItÃ¢ÂÂs a beautiful Aglaonema with cream stalks and large leaves (about 12-16 inches in length). The plant was a little sickly when I first got it, but beautiful nonetheless. It only had maybe 5 or 6 leaves total and those were all growing toward the top of the stalk, which was about 20 inches tall and about 2 inches wide at the base. I repotted the plant in a larger pot (14-in, I think), but those leaves have since died or fallen off, I'm sure due to either the shock from repotting, or because I have no clue what IÃ¢ÂÂm doing (probably the latter).
Now, IÃ¢ÂÂm just left with a 20-inch stalk. I corrected its watering regiment and moved the plant out of direct sunlight a few months ago and the plant has since started suckering rather quickly, but I take it I should remove them so they donÃ¢ÂÂt discourage any growth from the main stalk.
I want to see growth from the base of the stalk again, but I am unsure if this will happen because of previous care. There is some growth pushing out of the stalk in random places, but IÃ¢ÂÂve waited for close to 6 months now and it looks exactly the same as it did when the last remaining leaf broke and fell off. I honestly would like to cut this stalk closer to the soil and start over again, but IÃ¢ÂÂm unsure of what to do, how to do it, or if itÃ¢ÂÂs even a good idea. Besides a few sprouting suckers, I havenÃ¢ÂÂt noticed a single bit of growth in that 6-month period.
I just want to see this beautiful plant thrive again! Any comments or suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks! :)