December 20, 2022
Aglaonema, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen, are excellent houseplants. They add great colors and texture to your decor, and even purify your air! These plants are very forgiving and can be grown in a wide variety of conditions, which make them an excellent choice for beginners.
Chinese Evergreen can handle various light situation from bright indirect to low light, as long as they are not getting direct sun. We recommend placing them around 3-6 feet away from the window to ensure maximum growth.
Make sure the soil is dry before you water. If the roots is constantly wet, they can't absorb oxygen and your plant will be prone to get root rot.
To check the soil, simply stick your finger into the soil of your pot, and if you can feel moisture, you may want to wait a couple days before watering. If your plant is in a large pot, a moisture meter will come in handy.
Chinese Evergreen will be fine in normal household humidity level.
Between 60ºF – 80ºF and away from cold drafts or hot air.
Chinese Evergreen does best in well draining soil. Add a 1:1 ratio of perlite or bark to soil and mix well. This should help increase the drainage level and aeration in soil.
The bottom leaves will occasionally yellow and die. It is completely normal and can be cut off using sharp and clean shears. If happens rapidly, it means that your plant is cold, too wet, or too dry.
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