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Chinese Evergreen | Aglaonema sp.
 
Chinese Evergreen
Plant Features:
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema), 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.

Growing Chinese Evergreen
You can grow Chinese evergreen just about anywhere in your home --- it tolerates low light well, but also grows well in bright spots. It doesn't even need natural light to thrive --- Chinese evergreen does just fine in offices with fluorescent lighting.

The plant is equally low-care when it comes to water; you can water regularly, keeping the soil evenly  moist, or water once every few weeks and Chinese evergreen will do equally well. It doesn't require fertilizer, but will grow best if fertilized once or twice a year (in spring or summer) with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.

Chinese evergreen is one of the Plants of Steel. Discover the others!
Red aglaonema is a showier version of this plant. Learn more!

 
 
Resiliant
Resiliency
Tolerant
 
Lighting
Light Exposure
Low to Medium Light
 
Temperature
Temperature
Not below 50°F
 
Water
Watering
Keep Chinese evergreen's soil moist, but do not let it stand in water or let the soil dry out completely for extended periods.
 
Average Size
Average Size
To 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide
 
Toxic
Caution
Chinese evergreen is not intended for human or animal consumption.
 
Fertilized
Fertilizer
Fertilize Chinese evergreen once or twice a year in spring and summer.
 
Recommend
Recommendation
Offices, bathrooms, low light dining and living areas
 
O2forYou
O2 for You
Eliminates Toluene and Xylene
 
 
 
 
 
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