Plant Care Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

About Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

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 'Garnet Coltrane'
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Water

How often to water your Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Water needs for Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'
0.5 cups
every 7

Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 'Garnet Coltrane'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

28% Very Low

Growing Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 2nd, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight will increase by 44.8% ☀️

February 1st, 2023

Boston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to increase by 44.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 2nd, 2023

This month, Boston is getting an average of 6.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in your home

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

Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' 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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

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

When to repot Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Nutrient needs for plant Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane' in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Boston is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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Care Summary for Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'

Chinese Evergreen 'Garnet Coltrane'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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