Plant Care Chinese Evergreen
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Chinese Evergreen

4.6 out of 5 (33 experiences)

Chinese Evergreen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Chinese Evergreen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Malay lady, golden evergreen, philippine evergreen, posion dart plant and Aglaonema 'Spitfire'

Taxonomy

Aglaonema commutatum
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Chinese Evergreen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
Chinese Evergreen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 17
Chinese Evergreen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Chinese Evergreen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Chinese Evergreen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Chinese Evergreen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Chinese Evergreen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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@Neeviez
Baltimore, MD
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Naomi by Neeviez on Greg, the plant care app
04/15/2021

I seriously cannot kill this plant! I stuck it under a north window 18 months ago and it has survived and thrived more than any of my other plants! I went through a Covid slump and didn’t water any o…

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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Bob Marley 🪴 by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

This plant grows so beautifully. Its long leaves grow up and out in such a satisfying way. The perfect plant for the indoor jungle aesthetic. And it bloomed last year! I repotted recently after it gr…

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@Roguered
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Confucius by Roguered on Greg, the plant care app
03/20/2021

Apparently very sensitive to minerals in some tap water so it may not be as easy as they all say (coming from a plant vet. with 20+ other varieties)

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@Newplantmom…
South Fulton, GA
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named ChiBlessin by Newplantmoma05 on Greg, the plant care app
03/09/2021

Brought this plant all the way from Chicago it did very well on the drive doesn’t require a lot of water does very well in any light setting

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@Alex
Los Angeles, CA
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Striped Aglaonema by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

Lowest maintenance, least problematic plant I have! It pops out huge new leaves constantly in the darkest spot in my apartment.

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@Plantfather
Orlando, FL
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named cassie by Plantfather on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

my chinese evergreen isn’t in the highest lighting situation but she does so good and looks flawless and happy!

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@Elainesuniq…
Grande Prairie, AB
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Sonora by Elainesuniqueplants on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

Beautiful foliage with dark pink and blush pink and green edged leaves..very pretty plant and very easy care.

Plantperson avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Kanye by Plantperson on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

Both of mine have been a major pest magnet. The plant get sunburnt easily as well

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@Kraigparkin…
San Francisco, CA
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Sun Yat Sen by Kraigparkinson on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

Full of broad leaves, bushy almost which adds to how full it feels.

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@Jessaburra
Sandy, OR
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Silver Bay by Jessaburra on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Very hardy and a fast grower. Tolerant of lower (not none) light.

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.

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?

Select the pot size

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.

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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 đź’Ş.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chinese Evergreen in your home 🏡.

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.

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

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