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April 09, 2019

If you’re a fan of houseplants with gorgeous patterned leaves, then let us introduce you to the Chinese Evergreen!

Meet Lucy, our favorite Charlie's Angel!

Also known as Aglaonema, the Chinese Evergreen is one of the most popular houseplants on the market. It is very durable, and can tolerate poor lighting, dry air and drought. However, this doesn’t mean you can just leave it to fend for itself. Taking good care of the Chinese Evergreen will definitely be worth the effort!

The Chinese Evergreen is native to the tropics and subtropics of Asia, where it has been grown as a luck-bringing ornamental plant for centuries. Because of its tropical origins, it doesn’t handle cold temperatures very well, and its leaves will get dark, greasy-looking patches on them. They can grow up to about 3 feet tall if cared for properly.

This wonderful air-purifying plant is often used as a tabletop plant, while larger varieties are low, wide floor plants that can fit into practically any indoor space. Its fabulous foliage is sure to add some texture to whatever space it resides in. Don’t worry about it growing out of bounds; the Chinese Evergreen grows slowly, so they’ll fit perfectly almost anywhere in your household.

To help you care for your Chinese Evergreen, we've put together some tips to make sure it stays happy and healthy:

  • Water moderately; allow soil to dry slightly between waterings, and water less during the winter.
  • Low to medium light, with less light for plants with darker leaves and stalks; avoid direct sunlight.
  • Keep temperature between 65-80 ºF, no lower than 60ºF.
  • Average to high humidity; increase humidity if plant looks stressed.
  • Feed with water-soluble houseplant fertilizer once or twice a year.
  • Lightly trim if plant becomes too large (cuttings can be used to propagate plant).

You can find the Chinese Evergreen, along with a wide variety of other air-purifying plants, here on our website! 


Author: Angela Morilla

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