Chinese Evergreen, also known as Aglaonema, is a perennial tropical plant native to Southeast Asia. It is a popular houseplant in many parts of the world because it is easy to care for and its beautiful variegated leaves add a touch of elegance to any room. Chinese Evergreen is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in indirect sunlight and humid environments.
Chinese Evergreen care
To keep your Chinese Evergreen healthy and looking its best, water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Be sure to empty any water that collects in the saucer underneath the pot to prevent the roots from rotting.
Plant does not need fertilizer, but you can feed it once a month with a balanced fertilizer to encourage growth. When the plant becomes too large for its pot, repot it in a slightly larger container.
Plant does best with regular watering, waiting until the top inch of soil is dry before watering again.
The ideal temperature for Chinese Evergreen is between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Plant does best in indirect sunlight and humid environments.
Type of soil
Plant prefers a well-draining potting mix.
Plant can be propagated by division or by rooting stem cuttings in moist potting mix.
Pest and Disease
Plant is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and whiteflies. Watch for yellowing or wilting leaves, which can be a sign of overwatering or pests.
Plant can be used as a border plant or as an accent in a tropical landscape.