DIY tip: making Aglaonema even funkier!

Calm or garish - you're the Aglo artist

There are many reasons to love Aglaonema. For starters, this fabulous foliage plant is incredibly easy to care for. It's also strong and decorative, with leaves on which nature has gone completely mad with in terms of markings and colours. Finally it's the Houseplant of the month for October, and therefore widely available right now. You can transform these pots to your own style in an hour, so that the markings on the foliage are reinforced by the base. Bang on trend to start the autumn in a cheerful mood. Feeling groovy, anyone? 

Aglaonema DIY Thejoyofplants.co.uk

What you need:  

  • Aglaonema
  • Sturdy coloured pot which widens slightly at the bottom
  • Masking tape
  • Pot of paint and brushes
  • Stickers in various colours
  • Scissors 

How to make it

Step 1:

Place a strip of masking tape on the pot some distance from the bottom, and paint the bottom part in a different colour. Leave to dry thoroughly.  

Step 2:

Remove the tape, stick the stickers on the pot. Have some variation: it's nice if they're not all perfectly lined. You can cut circles into quarters - as here - to give an unusual effect. 

Step 3:

Place the Aglaonema in the pot: the leaf markings and the pattern on the pot will then provide plenty of excitement together in order to brighten up the evenings when the nights start to draw in.