Plant Care Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen

Taxonomy

Aglaonema spitfire
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Chinese evergreen

Water

How often to water your Chinese evergreen

Water needs for Chinese evergreen
0.5 cups
every 7

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

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

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 in New York

New York, New York

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Growing Chinese evergreen in New York right now

Light needs for plant Chinese evergreen in New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Chinese evergreen in New York

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.8% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 28.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.4 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Chinese evergreen in New York

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 7.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.1 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Chinese evergreen in your home

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

Chinese evergreen 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 New York ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese evergreen

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

When to repot Chinese evergreen

Nutrient needs for plant Chinese evergreen in New York

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

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in New York is very 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…

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Care Summary for Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen

Chinese evergreen


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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