Plant Care Chinese Evergreen
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Chinese Evergreen

4.7 out of 5 (186 experiences)

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

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. 🤞

Taxonomy

Aglaonema commutatum
Aglaonema
Araceae
Alismatales

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

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 Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

69% Medium

Growing Chinese Evergreen in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 20th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Collins is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 36% ☀️

October 20th, 2021

Fort Collins is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by 36% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.8 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.9 hours 📉

October 20th, 2021

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 10.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 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 ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.️

Fort Collins, Colorado currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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 Fort Collins, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 17th, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Collins is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chinese Evergreen is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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

What other plant parents say

Chinese Evergreen has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 107
Chinese Evergreen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 100
Chinese Evergreen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 74
Chinese Evergreen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 21
Chinese Evergreen has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 16
Chinese Evergreen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 16
Chinese Evergreen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
Chinese Evergreen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Kimmiechi avatar
@Kimmiechi
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
10/15/2021

I love the pink in the leaves, adds color to my room. It gets pretty large so be prepared to get a bigger pot to replant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Cat.heinen avatar
@Cat.heinen
leaf-1 88 Plants
xp 2,395 XP
09/29/2021

Beautiful leaves, gets bushy very fast!

Leslie avatar
@Leslie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 347 XP
globe Repentigny, Quebec
09/10/2021

Easy to care for
Beautiful large leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Jeannieh avatar
@Jeannieh
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,590 XP
globe Greeley, Colorado
09/04/2021

Says to water these twice a frequently as you should!

Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Cleob1003 avatar
@Cleob1003
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Verona, Wisconsin
08/30/2021

will get sunburnt super easily but very big and beautiful. adds good color. fairly inexpensive

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Staci avatar
@Staci
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Browns Mills, New Jersey
08/27/2021

Very beautiful plant. Put a bit of olive oil on the leaves to help them stay clean and shiny. Rotate the plant daily

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Soogie avatar
@Soogie
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 52 XP
08/26/2021

if a nick happens to the plant it browns heavily in that area and doesn't really recover l, i recommend keeping it away from cats

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Allieklinger avatar
@Allieklinger
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 437 XP
08/16/2021

I love this plant! It’s large and beautiful to have on my desk. It’s super easy to care for and it seems to be growing fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Maliskarly avatar
@Maliskarly
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 619 XP
globe Bodø, Nordland
08/11/2021

very easy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tre avatar
@Tre
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 46 XP
08/10/2021

They grow fast

Leo avatar
@Leo
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 536 XP
globe Sebastian, Florida
08/04/2021

We may have been over watering the plant. After some special care it has come back.

Survivor Survivor
Plantmawma avatar
@Plantmawma
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 2,384 XP
globe Minneapolis, Minnesota
07/29/2021

I’ve had some nasty bugs in this but she’s survived!Sometimes the time the leaves feel too hard/crispy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Elizabeth avatar
@Elizabeth
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 361 XP
globe San Ramon, California
07/26/2021

Beautiful and can thrive anywhere.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Jaida avatar
@Jaida
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Columbia, Tennessee
07/24/2021

Could be poisonous to kitties

Fast grower Fast grower
Jillianbjork avatar
@Jillianbjork
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 669 XP
07/20/2021

needs a lot of water and can mold

Fast grower Fast grower
Sabjudah avatar
@Sabjudah
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 200 XP
07/16/2021

This was my first plant. Had it for over 2 years and I’ve kept it alive! Easy to maintain.

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jennviv avatar
@Jennviv
leaf-1 146 Plants
xp 13,453 XP
globe McDonough, Georgia
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.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Angiemay2013 avatar
@Angiemay2013
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,167 XP
globe Bryan, Texas
07/12/2021

I cannot seem to keep this kind of plant alive. Hands down the worst plant I have ever had.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Lanii.gq avatar
@Lanii.gq
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 69 XP
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 direct sunlight)….try to keep the top moist….it’s a pretty easy plant to take care of.It grows extremely fast like at least one new leaf each week if you take care of it properly I’m no expert but if you are going to buy one do some research so it can strive ☺️.

Fast grower Fast grower
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