How to care for a Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen is a beautiful houseplant, with long, slender leaves, they look great in stands or on shelves.

The Chinese Evergreen will thrive in both bright and low light, however there are many different types of Chinese Evergreen, so just note that the lighter the leaf colour the more light the plant will require. If your plant has dark green leaves, they can thrive in shady areas, however the Chinese Evergreens with lighter shades of green will do best is brighter spaces.

Chinese Evergreens prefer high humidity, try to avoid dry spaces. You can increase the humidity around your plant by investing in a humidifier or by misting the plant regularly. They will also thrive in bathrooms and kitchens, where the humidity tends to be higher.

Chinese Evergreens prefer to be kept moist, however you should still allow the soil to dry out slightly in-between watering. As too much water may lead to other problems, such as root rot.

See below for more care information. You can copy this information into your copy of the Plant Planner.

Chinese Evergreen

Plant Planner info:

Common name: Chinese Evergreen

Botanical name: Aglaonema. There are various types of Chinese Evergreen plants with slightly different botanical names. Each name starts with “Aglaonema”. For example, Aglaonema Crete, Aglaonema Maria and Aglaonema Crete Silver Queen.

Toxicity: Toxic if eaten, keep out of reach of children and pets.

Growth rate: Slow growing

Air purifying: Yes

Temperature: Medium

Humidity: Normal

Misting: Weekly

Light: Bright, indirect light to medium. Can also tolerate some shade if it has darker leaves. Lighter leaves require more sunlight.

Water: Keep the soil moist at all times but do not overwater. Think little and often. Check the top of the soil every week to see if it needs more water.

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