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A picture of a Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema commutatum

Aglaonema commutatum 1 hatem moushir by Hatem moushir (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

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 popular 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, A. commutatum species were thought to bring luck and have been cultivated as ornamental specimens. Since introduction to the Western world in 1885, they have been extensively cultivated, hybridized, and selectively bred into a wide variety of cultivars.

Common problems

Propagation

Division

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant