Chinese Evergreen Plant Care - How to Grow Aglaonema commutatum - Soltech
Search Login


Chinese Evergreen

SCENTIFIC NAME: Aglaonema commutatum 'Maria'

KNOWN AS: Aglaonema, Philippine Evergreen

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Southeastern Asia | Tropical & Subtropical

DESCRIPTION: This plant is bushy and easy going. The stems are densely packed and the leaves are graceful and oblong. Each leaf is deep green with a unique pattern of lighter green splotches.

Chinese Evergreen Care

Always water your Chinese Evergreen well, but make sure to let the top inch or two dry out before watering again. In winter, reduce how often you water your plants so that the soil can get up to 50% dry.
The Chinese Evergreen does well in medium to bright, indirect light. However, it can also tolerate low light. Just be careful when watering and don't expect the plant to grow very much.
Your Chinese Evergreen will not be too bothered about high humidity, but it will appreciate the occasional misting. This helps remove dust from their large leaves and can keep brown edges at bay.
This plant can survive in average indoor temperatures, but it will complain if it is exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents. The lower leaves might turn yellow.
This plant can adapt to indoor temperatures, but it will complain if it is cold or if the air is dry. The lower leaves might turn yellow.
When you repot a Chinese Evergreen, you can divide it into multiple plants. You'll just pull apart the roots into your desired clumps. Or, if a bit rootbound, you may need to cut them apart. You can then pot each one up into their own appropriately sized vessel. If you'd like to propagate without dividing your plant, you can also try a stem cutting. You'll need to take an apical stem cutting (the top of the stem where there is new growth). Try to cut a decent section with 3-4 leaves and cut just below the lowest leaf. Remove the lower leaves so that the cutting will soak up more water.

Hanging Heights

Chinese Evergreen Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

Similar Lighting Requirements