Plant Care Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

4.7 out of 5 (231 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

Golden Evergreen, Philippine Evergreen and Posion Dart Plant

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 Omaha, Nebraska.

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 Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

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Growing Chinese Evergreen in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Omaha is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight will decrease by 30.2% ☀️

December 2nd, 2022

Omaha is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to decrease by 30.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Chinese Evergreen in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2022

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of daylig…

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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 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Omaha, Nebraska ⛅.

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 Omaha, Nebraska

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 26th, 2022

The growing potential in Omaha is very 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 re…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Chinese Evergreen is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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 Omaha, Nebraska, 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 135
Chinese Evergreen has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 130
Chinese Evergreen has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 97
Chinese Evergreen has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 25
Chinese Evergreen has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 22
Chinese Evergreen has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 14
Chinese Evergreen has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
Taylormdebloomz avatar
@Taylormdebloomz
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 4,142 XP
03/24/2022

This plant is a slow grower to me. No real issues but I wish it would grow for me.

Survivor Survivor
Agatha avatar
@Agatha
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,147 XP
03/20/2022

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!

Agatha avatar
@Agatha
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,147 XP
03/20/2022

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.

Daniellemathias avatar
@Daniellemathias
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 312 XP
03/15/2022

Super easy to take care of! Would definitely suggest for someone’s first plant :)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Reallyelkweed avatar
@Reallyelkweed
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 94 XP
globe Chicago, IL
02/28/2022

This was a piece taken from a larger plant. I’m trying to get the roots to start growing so I can repot it. Any advice on what size container or anything else I should be doing?

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Hailey.jaynes avatar
@Hailey.jaynes
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
02/18/2022

Chinese evergreens a very low light tolerant and grow very quickly when given proper lightning. Gorgeous leaves, easy to care for. Beautiful plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Purelydidelta avatar
@Purelydidelta
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,686 XP
globe Goldsboro, NC
02/08/2022

I received this from my church when my step mother died. I thought it was a peace Lily. I have never had plants before and didn’t know the difference until I got this app 😆. This plant has been so easy to care for and has brought me so much joy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Madisonvb avatar
@Madisonvb
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe Charleston, SC
02/04/2022

DO NOT put it in direct light or even bright indirect

Survivor Survivor
Amg avatar
@Amg
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 7,580 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
01/25/2022

Grows even in low light but will push out bigger leaves if placed in medium indirect lighting.
Well draining potting mix.
Let it completely dry

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 7,220 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/23/2022

Beautiful plant that uplifts your day! Occasionally a leaf turns brown but it seems to happen as a new one appears!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Teapott73 avatar
@Teapott73
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 2,920 XP
12/27/2021

Love, love love this place. Pink Panther can survive many conditions. Doesn’t get upset if I forget to water. Lovely plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 8,472 XP
globe Leawood, KS
12/27/2021

One of my fave plants. When I got it, it was in rough shape. With a little TLC it’s thriving

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
12/21/2021

Super fast grower, adjusts to change well, and very forgiving!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Amysplantfam avatar
@Amysplantfam
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe Olney, MD
12/11/2021

Super easy plant, doesn’t ask for much light or water. Honestly almost killed this thing once and it’s now four years later and huge, healthy, and still growing! Perfect beginners plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Dandelión avatar
@Dandelión
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 2,679 XP
globe San Francisco, CA
12/08/2021

I bought mine last year and it has been one of my easiest plants to care for.
I’ve actually forgotten to water it a few times and it kept on thriving. Note: Give it bright indirect light for larger leaves and growth. Keep soil moist but NOT WET!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tessalou avatar
@Tessalou
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,780 XP
globe Withcott, Queensland
11/23/2021

Lovely green and pink leaves. I put mine in the bathroom.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Voidbugz avatar
@Voidbugz
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 5,829 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2021

Not pet friendly! The pink on the leaves is gorgeous

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kimmiechi avatar
@Kimmiechi
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 462 XP
globe New Orleans, LA
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-1 107 Plants
xp 4,160 XP
09/29/2021

Beautiful leaves, gets bushy very fast!

Leslie avatar
@Leslie
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 683 XP
globe Repentigny, Quebec
09/10/2021

Easy to care for
Beautiful large leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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