Chinese Evergreen 'Osaka' Overview
Aglaonema 'Osaka' is an attractive, variegated white and green-leaved, evergreen perennial cultivar from the aroid family, Araceae. The species it was bred from originates from tropical and subtropical climates in Asia and New Guinea. Commonly known by the names Chinese Evergreen 'Osaka', Chinese Evergreen 'Spring Snow' and Chinese Evergreen 'First Diamond', amongst others. This plant may be sold under any of these names. This tender plant is adapted to low light conditions, making it a good choice for growing as a houseplant. It won't cope with freezing temperatures, bright indirect light is best and moist, well-draining soil. It produces beautiful, variegated green and white foliage. The lance-shaped leaves are mostly white, with speckles of green that gain prominence at the edges. The variegation will be more pronounced when grown in stronger lighting, but take care with strong sunlight as this can damage the leaves. Flowers can appear, but this is uncommon, particularly when grown indoors as a houseplant. They are white in colour and similar to those of Peace Lilies.