Plant Care Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

About Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Chinese evergreens have been growing in homes throughout Asia for centuries as symbols of good fortune. They were introduced to the Western world in 1885. Their ancestors were cultivated starting in the 1930s and became especially successful in Florida, where most foliage plants are now produced. 🤞

Taxonomy

Aglaonema 'Silver Queen'
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Water needs for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'
0.5 cups
every 7

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' 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 Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen': 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 Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' is sensitive to dry soil and should be watered frequently. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' is native to tropical Asia and New Guinea.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'

Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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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