Aglaonema

(Chinese evergreen)

Family: Araceae

 

Clump forming soft herbaceous plant commonly used as an indoor specimen; or as an outdoor plant in the tropics.

Variegated leaves with tones of silver are its main attraction

For best results indoors place the plant in well-lite site. Potting mixture needs to be premium grade – well drained and highly organic.

For best results outdoors, protect from direct sunlight, frost, or excess wind. Garden soil needs to be well drained and rich on organic matter. Ensure a good mulch is supplied.

 

Problems:

Prone to excessive water collapse therefore be careful with watering especially in cooler seasons.

Very sensitive to frost.

Mealy bugs, spider mite and scale are known to be pests.




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