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Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema spp.

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Aglaonema marantifolium - United States Botanic Garden - DSC09589 by Daderot (CC0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

40cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Chinese Evergreen Overview

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 are popular 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.

Common problems with Chinese Evergreen

How to propagate Chinese Evergreen

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features of Chinese Evergreen

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

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