4.7 out of 5 (231 experiences)
About Chinese Evergreen
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. 🤞
Also known as
Golden Evergreen, Philippine Evergreen and Posion Dart Plant
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 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.
February 3rd, 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…
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 …
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…
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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.
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.
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 …
What other plant parents say
Not the most straightforward at first!
My first two plants got severe root rot - which I since learned they are easily prone to.
I am trying to save them by propagation. One took off, other still needs time.
When they are doing well they are some of the most rewarding and lush plants to keep, just maybe save them for when you have a good handle on the easier plants and have your basics down with soil, pots, and root health!
Amazing beautiful plants, took one star down bc they’re not the most straightforward for beginners. Plus Greg’s advice on these to water them often is off, which doesn’t help!
They are VERY prone to root rot.
Mine have finally taken off now that they are in terracotta pots with an aerated mix, I water regularly and let dry in between.