One of the best plants for beginners, Chinese Evergreen can tolerate almost any indoor condition. Also known as Philippine evergreen, this is a highly attractive decorative plant native to Asia and comes with verdant green leaves splashed with white, silver, pink, or red depending on the variety. Featuring large, narrow, and glossy oval leaves on short stems, Chinese Evergreen indoor plants are absolute showstoppers. They can enliven any dull space easily and can add personality to it in no time. A slow-growing houseplant that will perfectly fit on desks and tabletops, Chinese Evergreen is known to mesmerize everyone. Here are a few Chinese Evergreen care tips that will come in handy if you’re planning to introduce it in your interior space.
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Chinese Evergreen Plant Care
Small Chinese Evergreen plants are ideal for compact spaces whereas big Chinese Evergreen plants can be used as accent pieces for empty corners or for pairing with big furniture pieces. They can be potted and cared for year-round and can be easily maintained.
Hardiness Zones – Chinese Evergreen plants do well in USDA hardiness zones 10-12. They don’t reside in temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Light and Temperature Requirements – Lighter the variation on Chinese Evergreen plant leaves, the more sunlight it will require. So, darker varieties can grow in near-shade whereas variegated varieties require a bit more bright light. Do not expose the plant to direct sunlight as it can cause the delicate leaves to burn. Make sure that the Chinese Evergreen plant is away from windows or vents blasting cold air. Warmer the spot, the better it is. They do not like temperatures below 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Chinese Evergreen plants do well in high humidity.
Water Requirements – Chinese Evergreen plants thrive in moist soil. Make sure that the soil is moist at all times but not water-logged. Ensure that you water the plant thoroughly, then allow it to dry out and then water again. Plants located in lower light areas should be watered less often. Also, waterless in the winter season.
Feeding – Aglaonemas should be fed with slow-release pellets or liquid fertilizer twice a year, at the beginning and end of its growing season.
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