Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
The luscious green leaves of the Chinese Evergreen mean your home will stay fresh and exciting all year round. The foliage is embezzled with eye-catching variegation of silver tones. This medium-sized indoor house plant will look fabulous on your desk, coffee table, or sideboard!
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How To Care For Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Evergreens aren’t too demanding when it comes to watering. Allow the top third of soil to dry out between watering. Reduce this further during autumn and winter. Under-watering symptoms include dry leaf edges, yellowing foliage and slow growth (which is also commonly caused by too much heat or light and forgetfulness). Over-watering symptoms include yellowing lower leaves, stunted growth, compost mould and stem collapse. If you don’t have anything to water with, why not try our watering cans?
Chinese Evergreens are one tough cookie. They can tolerate all ranges of indirect light, meaning you can place your beloved plant almost anywhere – just not anywhere excessively dark (if you can’t read there, it’s too dark for a plant).
Aglaonemas can cope with normal room humidity, but they’ll be glad of a gentle misting every now and again. Also, remember to dust the leaves to maximise the plant’s ability to photosynthesise. If you have nothing to mist with, we have the perfect solution! Try our water mister.
A loose draining potting soil with extra perlite is recommended, but you can also consider blending in a bark-based orchid mix. The soil itself should be reasonably nitrogen-rich but should be loose and not densely packed. Lightly acidic soil in a range of 5.6-6.5 pH is recommended for aglaonema growers.
Supplement every two to four weeks using a houseplant fertiliser, depending on the season. At Oxy-Plants, we have a range of fertilisers available, but thoroughly recommend using Miracle-Gro All Purpose Pump and Feed.
Although rare, the Chinese Evergreen may become susceptible to aphids, scales, and mealybugs. If this becomes a problem, simply treat it with some of our neem oil!
About Chinese Evergreen
The luscious green leaves of the Chinese Evergreen mean your home will stay fresh and exciting all year round. The foliage is embezzled with eye-catching variegation of silver tones. Being on the smaller side, this indoor plant would look perfect on your work desk, coffee table, or sideboard!
Chinese evergreen is a popular, versatile and hardy indoor house plant. They are easy to grow and add a pop of colour to any room. They thrive in a brightly-lit spot away from direct sunlight but also do well in shade and can survive without water longer than most other plants – so it makes a great gift for someone who maybe doesn’t have such a green thumb.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.