Plant Care Aglaonema


4.4 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Aglaonema has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Aglaonema has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Chinese Evergreen


Aglaonema modestum

What other plant parents say

Aglaonema has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Aglaonema has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Aglaonema has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Colin avatar on Greg, the plant care app
Temecula, CA
Rating of the plant Aglaonema named Xena by Colin on Greg, the plant care app

Super easy to care for and looks great, rarely has leaf browning or other issues

How to care for Aglaonema


How often to water your Aglaonema

Water needs for Aglaonema
0.5 cups
every 7

Aglaonema needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aglaonema

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Aglaonema in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aglaonema: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Aglaonema can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Aglaonema

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aglaonema: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aglaonema after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Aglaonema



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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