Plant Care

Aglaonema: A Beautiful Tropical Houseplant

Aglaonema Plant

Aglaonemas (Chinese evergreen) are popular house plants, with many different varieties to choose from. They make excellent house plants even for the less experienced owners.

Chinese evergreen plant is:

  • Easy to grow and care for
  • Beautiful
  • Long-lasting
  • Simple to decorate
  • It comes in many different sizes

Aglaonema is a beautiful, leafy tropical houseplant. It is surprisingly easy to grow and maintain, so it’s a good choice for busy and less experienced owners. This is a simple but beautiful and very decorative plant that can thrive year-round.

Basic Facts

Botanical Name: Aglaonema
Common Name: Chinese evergreen
Origin: Tropical areas of South-East Asia

Aglaonema Plant

Aglaonemas are evergreens. They have oval-shaped leaves that are very large in size. Leaves display many different shades of green and often contain silver or creamy-colored markings. There are also some new cultivars with brilliant red or lime green coloration.

Chinese evergreens have characteristic white flowers and produce poisonous red berries. Flowers and berries are generally discreet and unimpressive so Aglaonemas are mainly grown for their foliage.

Aglaonemas are slow-growing plants. They can grow up to 4 feel in height and have a similar width. With proper care, Chinese evergreens can thrive through any season. It’s important to keep them in a warm place but away from direct sunlight.

How to Care for Aglaonemas

Aglaonemas are generally easy to grow and maintain. They require warm but shaded areas away from direct sunlight. It’s important to know that they can be grown in dry air conditions even though they prefer humidity.

To care for these plants properly, water them regularly but never over-water them. They grown best in well-drained soil. During winter, it’s best to reduce watering to allow the plant to rest. It’s also for the best to repot Aglaonemas every couple of years.

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