Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema sp.)
Chinese Evergreen Plant FeaturesChinese evergreen (Aglaonema), is one of the best plants for beginners (or folks too busy to keep most houseplants alive). This sturdy plant is wonderfully easy to grow; it tolerates just about every indoor condition. While it's one of the toughest plants, it's also beautiful. Most varieties have rich green leaves attractively patterned with silver. It also has cute, calla-lily-like blooms in spots where it gets enough light.
Chinese evergreen, when it's young, is small enough to fit on desks, tabletops, and other surfaces. It's a slow-growing plant, so you can enjoy it without worrying if it will grow out of bounds. Older, larger plants are suited to growing on the floor --- in corners, next to furniture, or as an accent piece along a wall. The silvery tones in Chinese evergreen's leaves let you have some fun choosing pots; the neutral color works with just about every decor color palette and style.
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Chinese Evergreen Growing InstructionsYou can grow Chinese evergreen just about anywhere in your home --- it tolerates low light well, but also grows well in bright spots. It doesn't even need natural light to thrive --- Chinese evergreen does just fine in offices with fluorescent lighting.
The plant is equally
Chinese evergreen is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Low water needs
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Chinese EvergreenPothos
Chinese evergreen has an upright, mounding shape. Contrast it with the vining stems of pothos.
Snake plant is the perfect partner for Chinese evergreen. They're both some of the best indoor plants and look beautiful together.
A fellow Plant of Steel, ZZ plant is as tough as they come. Its shiny green foliage complements Chinese evergreen perfectly.