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Chinese evergreens
Chinese evergreens (Aglaonema)
Chinese evergreens is a genus of evergreen, flowering, perennial tropical plants that have been widely hybridized and grown as houseplants for their showy foliage. Chinese evergreens have been considered good-luck plants in Asia for centuries, and were introduced to Europe in 1885. The wide array of modern cultivars offers attractive, colorful foliage displays.
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Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Plant Type
Herb/Vine
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Key Facts About Chinese evergreens

Attributes of Chinese evergreens

Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
50 cm
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Chinese evergreens

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Distribution of Chinese evergreens

Distribution Map of Chinese evergreens

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Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
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How to Grow and Care for Chinese evergreens

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The chinese evergreens is a robust, low maintenance plant genus, flourishing in moderate to low light conditions. These plants prefer consistently moist soil and ought to be kept in a temperature range of 20℃-30℃. The right mix of peat, perlite, and potting soil provides ideal growth conditions. Common challenges include mealybugs, spider mites, and bacterial diseases, especially when overwatered. Seasonally, they require extra humidity during dry winters and reduced watering in cooler months. A balanced approach to care can result in lush, vibrant plants.
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Exploring the Chinese evergreens Plants

8 most common species:
Aglaonema commutatum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) is an evergreen herbaceous perennial, often cultivated as a houseplant and garden ornamental. Some people confuse it with a dumb cane due to their numerous similarities. You can differentiate the two species by looking at leaves - compared to dumb cane chinese evergreen has narrower dark green leaves with few light green stripes.
Aglaonema modestum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) is a plant species indigenous to tropical South Asia. It’s a popular variety of houseplant because its leaves are pink, blue, and green. This species has been cultivated in China for centuries.
Aglaonema pictum
Aglaonema pictum tricolor
Aglaonema pictum tricolor is a popular indoor plant with striking variegated leaves in shades of green, pink, and cream. It is easy to care for and thrives in low to medium light. Interestingly, this plant is known to purify the air by filtering out harmful pollutants.
Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen is an easy-going, attractive plant grown for its striking array of color variations! Each pink-dotted leaf is uniquely interesting. This species doesn't like direct sun and prefers temperatures of 18 to 24 ℃, making it an ideal decorative plant for home and office spaces.
Aglaonema 'Lumina'
Aglaonema 'Lumina'
Aglaonema 'Lumina' is a genus of evergreen, flowering, perennial tropical plants that have been widely hybridized and grown as houseplants for their showy foliage. Aglaonema 'Lumina' have been considered good-luck plants in Asia for centuries, and were introduced to Europe in 1885. The wide array of modern cultivars offers attractive, colorful foliage displays.
Aglaonema 'Red Gold'
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema 'Red Gold') is a hybrid cultivar distinguished by its extremely ornamental, variegated foliage. When kept in partial shade, the leaves' coloration will be vibrant and bright, while too much sun may lead to less intense and somewhat bleached colors.
Aglaonema 'Silver King'
Aglaonema 'Silver King'
Aglaonema 'Silver King' (Aglaonema 'Silver King') is commonly kept as a houseplant due to its ornamental variegated foliage. However, care should be taken in households with pets as all parts of this plant are toxic to pets and can cause irritation when ingested.
Aglaonema commutatum 'Crete'
Chinese evergreen 'Crete'
Chinese evergreen 'Crete', a cultivar of Chinese evergreen, is compact and does well in low-light conditions, making it a popular houseplant. However, it is toxic to cats and dogs. The attractive leaves, green with pink accents, as well as the pink stems, also set this cultivar apart from others in the species.

All Species of Chinese evergreens

Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema commutatum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) is an evergreen herbaceous perennial, often cultivated as a houseplant and garden ornamental. Some people confuse it with a dumb cane due to their numerous similarities. You can differentiate the two species by looking at leaves - compared to dumb cane chinese evergreen has narrower dark green leaves with few light green stripes.
Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema modestum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) is a plant species indigenous to tropical South Asia. It’s a popular variety of houseplant because its leaves are pink, blue, and green. This species has been cultivated in China for centuries.
Aglaonema pictum tricolor
Aglaonema pictum
Aglaonema pictum tricolor
Aglaonema pictum tricolor is a popular indoor plant with striking variegated leaves in shades of green, pink, and cream. It is easy to care for and thrives in low to medium light. Interestingly, this plant is known to purify the air by filtering out harmful pollutants.
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen is an easy-going, attractive plant grown for its striking array of color variations! Each pink-dotted leaf is uniquely interesting. This species doesn't like direct sun and prefers temperatures of 18 to 24 ℃, making it an ideal decorative plant for home and office spaces.
Aglaonema 'Lumina'
Aglaonema 'Lumina'
Aglaonema 'Lumina'
Aglaonema 'Lumina' is a genus of evergreen, flowering, perennial tropical plants that have been widely hybridized and grown as houseplants for their showy foliage. Aglaonema 'Lumina' have been considered good-luck plants in Asia for centuries, and were introduced to Europe in 1885. The wide array of modern cultivars offers attractive, colorful foliage displays.
Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Red Gold'
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema 'Red Gold') is a hybrid cultivar distinguished by its extremely ornamental, variegated foliage. When kept in partial shade, the leaves' coloration will be vibrant and bright, while too much sun may lead to less intense and somewhat bleached colors.
Aglaonema 'Silver King'
Aglaonema 'Silver King'
Aglaonema 'Silver King'
Aglaonema 'Silver King' (Aglaonema 'Silver King') is commonly kept as a houseplant due to its ornamental variegated foliage. However, care should be taken in households with pets as all parts of this plant are toxic to pets and can cause irritation when ingested.
Chinese evergreen 'Crete'
Aglaonema commutatum 'Crete'
Chinese evergreen 'Crete'
Chinese evergreen 'Crete', a cultivar of Chinese evergreen, is compact and does well in low-light conditions, making it a popular houseplant. However, it is toxic to cats and dogs. The attractive leaves, green with pink accents, as well as the pink stems, also set this cultivar apart from others in the species.
Chinese evergreen 'Jubilee Compacta'
Aglaonema 'Jubilee Compacta'
Chinese evergreen 'Jubilee Compacta'
A popular indoor plant, chinese evergreen 'Jubilee Compacta' boasts sword-like foliage of dark green with silvery centers. Slow-growing and requiring little maintenance, this Chinese evergreen cultivar does well out of direct sunlight, with little water in the colder months, and does not often need repotting.
Chinese evergreen 'Cutlass'
Aglaonema 'Cutlass'
Chinese evergreen 'Cutlass'
The chinese evergreen 'Cutlass' is the child plant of Silver Ribbons and Aglaonema philippinense var. stenophyllum. Its name derives from the shape of its dagger-like leaves. Gardeners may choose the chinese evergreen 'Cutlass' because it is easy to grow indoors and resistant to poor conditions like low light.
Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'
Aglaonema nitidum 'Silver Queen'
Chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen'
Bred from parent plants originating in tropical climates, chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' is a popular houseplant grown for its large leaves that are marbled with shades of green and white. Like other species in the genus chinese Evergreen 'Silver Queen' requires little care, making it a favorite among first-time gardeners.
Chinese Evergreen
Aglaonema nitidum
Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Evergreen is prized for its air-purifying qualities. It can adapt to different light conditions and has stunningly variegated leaves that come in shades of green, silver, and cream. Beware though, as its sap can be toxic if ingested.
Harlequin Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Harlequin'
Harlequin Chinese evergreen
Harlequin Chinese evergreen can only be grown outdoors in tropical climates, but since it is adapted to low light environments, it makes an excellent houseplant. It gets its scientific name Aglaonema 'Harlequin' from the green, white and red costumes worn by the harlequin character in traditional Italian theater. Its leaves boast the same color scheme and offer its principal ornamental appeal.
Aglaonema 'Suzy'
Aglaonema 'Suzy'
Aglaonema 'Suzy'
Aglaonema 'Suzy' is a genus of evergreen, flowering, perennial tropical plants that have been widely hybridized and grown as houseplants for their showy foliage. Aglaonema 'Suzy' have been considered good-luck plants in Asia for centuries, and were introduced to Europe in 1885. The wide array of modern cultivars offers attractive, colorful foliage displays.
Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Stripes'
Chinese evergreen
Commonly found growing as a houseplant, chinese evergreen is prized for its unique foliage. The variegation is also why the cultivar is occasionally known as ‘stripes.’ Its easy care also makes it a good choice for beginner plant enthusiasts.
Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Lady Valentine'
Chinese evergreen
The pink-tinged leaves of chinese evergreen are a romantic shade, ideal for Valentine’s Day. This green and pink coloration is quite different from the patterned green and white leaves of the parent plant. This tropical native is a popular houseplant that grows best in light shade.
Chinese evergreen 'Silver Bay'
Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'
Chinese evergreen 'Silver Bay'
Chinese evergreen 'Silver Bay' (Aglaonema 'Silver Bay') is an excellent choice if you are looking for your first houseplant. It is one of the most famous home and office plants grown. It's easy to maintain and adds a tropical touch to interiors. It's toxic to humans, dogs, and cats, so keep out of the reach of curious hands and paws!
Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema 'Silver Queen'
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen is sometimes called "Painted drop tongue" for its shape and silvery-white leaves with green margins and veins. This popular Aglaonema cultivar needs more light than varieties that aren't variegated or have less prominent variegations. With enough light, the variegations will remain bright and sharp.
Chinese evergreens
Aglaonema 'Dud Unyamanee'
Chinese evergreens
Chinese evergreens is a standout hybrid *Aglaonema* with deep red blotches on its green leaves. In contrast, the parent plant typically has white leaf markings. Often grown as a houseplant, this hybrid is tolerant of low light sittings indoors or outdoors. It fills containers well with its bushy growth.
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Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Aglaonema
Chinese evergreens is a genus of evergreen, flowering, perennial tropical plants that have been widely hybridized and grown as houseplants for their showy foliage. Chinese evergreens have been considered good-luck plants in Asia for centuries, and were introduced to Europe in 1885. The wide array of modern cultivars offers attractive, colorful foliage displays.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Plant Type
Herb/Vine
info

Key Facts About Chinese evergreens

Attributes of Chinese evergreens

Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
50 cm
Leaf type
Evergreen

Scientific Classification of Chinese evergreens

distribution

Distribution of Chinese evergreens

Distribution Map of Chinese evergreens

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
care detail

How to Grow and Care for Chinese evergreens

The chinese evergreens is a robust, low maintenance plant genus, flourishing in moderate to low light conditions. These plants prefer consistently moist soil and ought to be kept in a temperature range of 20℃-30℃. The right mix of peat, perlite, and potting soil provides ideal growth conditions. Common challenges include mealybugs, spider mites, and bacterial diseases, especially when overwatered. Seasonally, they require extra humidity during dry winters and reduced watering in cooler months. A balanced approach to care can result in lush, vibrant plants.
More Info About Caring for Chinese evergreens
species

Exploring the Chinese evergreens Plants

8 most common species:
Aglaonema commutatum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) is an evergreen herbaceous perennial, often cultivated as a houseplant and garden ornamental. Some people confuse it with a dumb cane due to their numerous similarities. You can differentiate the two species by looking at leaves - compared to dumb cane chinese evergreen has narrower dark green leaves with few light green stripes.
Aglaonema modestum
Chinese evergreen
Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema modestum) is a plant species indigenous to tropical South Asia. It’s a popular variety of houseplant because its leaves are pink, blue, and green. This species has been cultivated in China for centuries.
Aglaonema pictum
Aglaonema pictum tricolor
Aglaonema pictum tricolor is a popular indoor plant with striking variegated leaves in shades of green, pink, and cream. It is easy to care for and thrives in low to medium light. Interestingly, this plant is known to purify the air by filtering out harmful pollutants.
Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen
Pink dalmatian Chinese evergreen is an easy-going, attractive plant grown for its striking array of color variations! Each pink-dotted leaf is uniquely interesting. This species doesn't like direct sun and prefers temperatures of 18 to 24 ℃, making it an ideal decorative plant for home and office spaces.
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All Species of Chinese evergreens

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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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