algaonema chinese evergreen in a pot
House Plants

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)

Scientific name: Aglaonema

Common names: Chinese Evergreen

Family: Araceae

Genus: Aglaonema

Origin: Philippines, northeastern Celebes

Height: 1 to 1.5′

Spread: 1 to 1.5″

Zones: 10 through 12

Sources ​1,2​

Plant Care

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained

Soil: Needs good drainage in containers

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: No



Method: Division, Cuttage

Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil. For best results, use heating mat.


Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.​3​ Moderately poisonous to humans as well. May irritate skin, and can be toxic if ingested.​2​

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum). Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed February 7, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Aglaonema commutatum. NC State Extension. Published February 7, 2020.
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