The resilience of the Chinese evergreen makes it the ideal house plant for those looking for something very easy to grow. It bears pointed, dark green, leathery leaves that are three to five inches wide and up to one foot long. The leaves often have heavy silver marbling. Slow-growing, its thick stems can be cut and rerooted when they grow too tall.
Although cultivated as a foliage plant, it occasionally bears greenish, callalike blooms that develop into bright red, long-lasting berries. The Chinese evergreen is a staple indoor plant, widely used in interior decorating because of its ability to withstand poor conditions.
Chinese Evergreen Quick Facts:
Scientific Name: Aglaonema species
Common Names: Chinese Evergreen, Painted Drop-Tongue
Light Requirement for Chinese evergreen: Filtered Light to Light Shade
Water Requirement for Chinese evergreen: Evenly Moist
Humidity for Chinese evergreen: Average Home
Temperature for Chinese evergreen: House
Fertilizer for Chinese evergreen: Balanced
Potting Mix for Chinese evergreen: All-Purpose
Propagation of Chinese evergreen: Division, Seed, Stem Cuttings
Decorative Uses for Chinese evergreen: Floor, Table
Care Rating for Chinese evergreen: Very Easy