4.6 out of 5 (138 experiences)
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
What other plant parents say
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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
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.
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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…
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…
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 …
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 ☀️.️
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.