Scientific name: Aglaonema
Common names: Chinese Evergreen
Origin: Philippines, northeastern Celebes
Height: 1 to 1.5′
Spread: 1 to 1.5″
Zones: 10 through 12
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
- 1.Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum). Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=276174. Accessed February 7, 2020.
- 2.Aglaonema commutatum. NC State Extension. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/aglaonema-commutatum/. Published February 7, 2020.
- 3.Chinese Evergreen. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/chinese-evergreen. Accessed February 7, 2020.