Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema spp.

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The genus Aglaonema contains over 20 species of tropical and subtropical evergreen perennials from Asia and New Guinea, typically referred to as Chinese evergreens. They are widely cultivated as houseplants for their attractive, often variegated foliage in dramatic colours. They make good houseplants due to their ability to survive in low light conditions, but do not tolerate cold temperatures well. In Asia, they were thought to bring luck and have been cultivated as ornamental specimens. Upon introduction to the Western world in 1885, they have been extensively cultivated, hybridised and selectively bred into a wide variety of cultivars.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Special features

Origin

Asia

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Compost

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

Green, White

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