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Chinese Evergreen in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aglaonema

 

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema is a slow growing sub-tropical foliage plants with large glossy narrow oval leaves with short stems, and which are often variegated colours. Aglaonema comes from the Greek ‘aglos’ (bright) and ‘nema’ (thread).They make popular indoor houseplants in places that do not enjoy a sub-tropical climate. As a house-plant the main requirements are warmth, out of draughts, moisture, and bright light - particularly for variegated cultivars - but not direct sunlight.

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plant Features
  • Chinese Evergreen likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Chinese Evergreen likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chinese Evergreen is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Chinese Evergreen likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Chinese Evergreen

Latin name

Aglaonema

type

rhizomatous evergreen perennial

family

Araceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chinese Evergreen likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Chinese Evergreen is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Chinese Evergreen likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Chinese Evergreen likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chinese Evergreen is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Aglaonema

Aglaonema is a slow growing sub-tropical foliage plants with large glossy narrow oval leaves with short stems, and which are often variegated colours. Aglaonema comes from the Greek ‘aglos’ (bright) and ‘nema’ (thread).They make popular indoor houseplants in places that do not enjoy a sub-tropical climate. As a house-plant the main requirements are warmth, out of draughts, moisture, and bright light - particularly for variegated cultivars - but not direct sunlight.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Insignificant cream or green flowers appear in Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

This is a sub-tropical plant that will not tolerate frost, and in temperate climes is grown as a house-plant. It should be planted in free-draining compost, and placed in brtght light, but not in direct sunlight.

 

Propagate by division

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The rhizomes can be divided to extract new plants. Dig up the whole clump, or a section of the clump, or remove the whole plant from the pot, and shake off the soil. If the root ball is heavily matted, cut vertically downwards, right through the root-ball, with a sharp knife, and divide the clump of plants into smaller sections.Or, if the roots are not too matted, gently prise apart with your fingers and use a knife if necessary, to separate one plant at a time, getting as much of each plant’s root system as possible, Re-plant each new piece immediately as required

 
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