Plant Care Chinese Evergreen
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Chinese Evergreen

4.6 out of 5 (138 experiences)

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

Also known as

Malay lady, golden evergreen, philippine evergreen, posion dart plant, Aglaonema 'Spitfire', Spitfire, Red Emerald, Aglaonema spitfire, Algaonema 'China Red' and Aglaonema Pink Princess

Taxonomy

Aglaonema commutatum
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Chinese Evergreen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 83
Chinese Evergreen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 75
Chinese Evergreen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 55
Chinese Evergreen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Chinese Evergreen has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Chinese Evergreen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Chinese Evergreen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Chinese Evergreen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Lanii.gq avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Tamera by Lanii.gq on Greg, the plant care app
07/09/2021

It doesn’t need to be in front of a window I put mine in front of a window one time and it started dying so I put like 10 feet away from the window it can survive in a darker room (if you don’t have …

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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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Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Kisa by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

This plant has been the bane of my existence. I bought it for it's interesting leaves and variegation. It either is over or under watered constantly no matter what I do and I can't get it to stop get…

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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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Lydia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named little lady by Lydia on Greg, the plant care app
06/06/2021

took my a while to figure out how to best care for this lil lady but as soon as i did the growth has been worth it, it may not be the fastest but it takes it’s time to create beautiful pink pigment o…

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Frederick, MD
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Aggie by Chaoticgardener on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

I love this plant!! It’s super low maintenance and doesn’t need a ton of light, I have mine in a corner between a west and a north facing window and it’s doing just fine. Also the leaves are really p…

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@Greenwoodlc
Lakewood, CO
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Lilla by Greenwoodlc on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

This bb is so easy to take care of. Very low maintenance. It can handle low light and periods without water. It will continue to put out new luscious leaves even when it is in these unfavorable condi…

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@Chloe
North York, ON
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Penelopia by Chloe on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

The leaves communicate, like many other plants! They get floppy droop when they need water, and drink a lot when they’re thirsty. (At least that’s what I’ve found in the last eight months of having m…

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@Jennviv
McDonough, GA
Rating of the plant Chinese Evergreen named Your plant by Jennviv on Greg, the plant care app
07/15/2021

Almost indestructible! Mine has grown larger in my bathroom, receiving just filtered light. You can neglect this plant and it still thrives which makes it a good first plant to own.

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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)

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 San Francisco, CA.

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.

Plant care guide for Chinese Evergreen in San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

100% Very High

Growing Chinese Evergreen in San Francisco right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in San Francisco, CA

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Francisco is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality su…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in San Francisco, CA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5.7% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

San Francisco is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Francisco is expected to decrease by 5.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.8 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in San Francisco, CA

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, San Francisco is getting an average of 13.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours …

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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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in San Francisco, CA ☀️.️

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

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