Common name/s: Chinese Evergreen | Philippine Evergreen
Native to: Tropical and subtropical forest floors of Asia and New Guinea.
Description: Beautiful, fuss free plants highly prised for their strikingly patterned leaves. Available in a huge range of colours and patterns, Chinese Evergreens have a very easygoing nature, making them a perfect plant for indoors. A great plant for beginners and plant enthusiasts alike.
The pink stems of this Red Siam, with bright red leaf margins & central veining, make this a stunning Aglaonema.
*** Plant height on delivery: Approx. 30 cm with pot ***
Difficulty: Easy easy
Light: Bright, indirect light is best although light shade is also easily tolerated. Direct sunshine will scorch the leaves.
Water: Let the potting mix dry out before watering with tepid water, ensuring it reaches root level. Aroids such as these are forgiving if underwatered, whereas root rot is a far more difficult recovery.
Temperature: These plants enjoy typical indoor temperatures (18-24°C / 64-75 F)
Fertiliser: Once the plant has acclimatised to its position, a weak solution of general houseplant fertiliser can be applied monthly throughout summer.
Humidity: At their best when the humidity level is 60% -70%, Chinese Evergreens do well to tolerate lower levels. (The average indoor humidity is generally 35%-60%). A light misting helps.
Potting mix: For aroids like these Chinese Evergreens, we use a typical aroid potting mix for them (loose, airy and extremely well draining).
Notes: Given time, these lovely plants can grow to an imposing 50" if placed in the right spot. Can be rather sensitive to cold drafts so consider this if doors and windows are in close proximity.
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