Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema commutatum

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Aglaonema commutatum is a rhizomatous, evergreen perennial species that produces large, attractive and distinctly marbled foliage coloured silvery-white and green. Originating from Asia and New Guinea, this plant is typically referred to as a Chinese evergreen. A small spadix, enclosed in a cream or green spathe, is produced sporadically. This species is widely cultivated as a houseplant for its attractive, often variegated foliage in dramatic colours, as well as its ability to survive in low light conditions. 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

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

Philippines, Indonesia (Sulawesi)

Natural climate

Tropical

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Chalk, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araceae

Flower colour

Green, Cream

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