Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese Evergreen is a great houseplant that is easy to grow and thrives in low light.
• Water: when needed, keep soil moist but not soggy.
• Light & Location: Indirect Light to low light
• Temperature: 65-80º
• Fertilize: Every 4 weeks
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Common Problems of The Chinese Evergreen
- Curling Leaves may mean underwatering the plant
- Black Stems or yellow leaves may mean you are overwatering
- Yellow leaves could mean you need to fertilize or too much direct sunlight
The Chinese Evergreen is in the Aglaonema family of plants and is very popular as a houseplant as it thrives in low light conditions of a home. It is very popular as a houseplant because of the variation of colors of its leaves. It is slow growing so you won’t need to change the planter too often.
-Place in a bright location inside your home that has indirect or low light.
-Keep soil moist and allow the plant to dry out between watering. Check the soil with your finger or a pencil tip before watering.
-Fertilize once per month with an all-purpose houseplant fertilize. Yellowing leaves can sometimes mean a lack of fertilizer.
-Give the Chinese Evergreen space and occasionally prune off older or yellowing leaves.
When planting in a container follow these instructions:
-Select a sturdy container 1-2 times larger than the pot it came in. You can use any good planter made of ceramic, terracotta, plastic or wood. Make sure your planter has drainage holes.
-Use quality potting soil like Bumper Crop Gardners Gold potting soil.
-Place the Chinese Evergreen in the center of the planter with the crown of the roots just above the soil line.
-Add water slowly and saturate the soil just after transplanting
-Place near an indirect source of light inside your house.