Plant Care Philippine Evergreen

Philippine Evergreen

About Philippine 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. 🤞


Aglaonema rotundum

Also known as

Chocolate Aglaonema, Chocolate Aglaonema, Chinese Evergreen and Chinese Evergreen Red Veining

How to care for Philippine Evergreen


How often to water your Philippine Evergreen

Water needs for Philippine Evergreen
0.5 cups
every 7

Philippine Evergreen needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Philippine Evergreen

Water 0.5 cups every

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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.

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Finding light for Chocolate Aglaonema in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Philippine Evergreen: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Philippine 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Philippine Evergreen in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Philippine Evergreen

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Philippine 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 Philippine Evergreen after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Philippine Evergreen

Philippine Evergreen

Philippine Evergreen

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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