is one of the best plants for beginners (or folks too busy to keep most houseplants alive). This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition. While it's one of the toughest plants, it's also beautiful. Most varieties have rich green leaves attractively patterned with silver. It also has cute, calla-lily-like blooms in spots where it gets enough light.
Decorating with Chinese Evergreen
Chinese evergreen, when it's young, is small enough to fit on desks, tabletops, and other surfaces. It's a slow-growing plant, so you can enjoy it without worrying if it will grow out of bounds. Older, larger plants are suited to growing on the floor --- in corners, next to furniture, or as an accent piece along a wall. The silvery tones in Chinese evergreen's leaves let you have some fun choosing pots; the neutral color works with just about every decor color palette and style.
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Low to Medium Light
Not below 50°F
Keep Chinese evergreen's soil moist, but do not let it stand in water or let the soil dry out completely for extended periods.
To 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide
Fertilize Chinese evergreen once or twice a year in spring and summer.
Offices, bathrooms, low light dining and living areas
Eliminates Toluene and Xylene