Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen)
- Evenly moist — not too dry or too wet
- If it’s dry down to your second knuckle, thoroughly water. Allow water to run through until it comes out of drainage hole.
- Do not allow plant to stand in excess water
- Empty saucer after 30 minutes (if needed)
- Known for being a low-light plant
- Mostly-green varieties will do fine in north- or east-facing windows, or a few feet back from a west-facing window
- Colorful varieties will do best in medium light. An east- or west-facing window is best.
- Mine prefer being a couple feet from a west-facing window as the afternoon sun is a bit harsh for them
- Fertilize every fourth watering (approx. once per month)
- I live in the northern United States and only fertilize from March through September
- Use a balanced fertilizer
- I use a water-soluble 20-20-20
- I use one-third to one-half the amount recommended on the packaging for houseplants
- Aglaonemas can become a bit leggy after a few years. You can renew them by cutting the stems down to the soil line and allowing them to resprout.
- The cuttings can then be either rooted in water or stuck back in with the plant to root.
- I would not cut all the stems down at one time so that the other stems can feed the plant while it is resprouting.
- After one resprouts, cut another one down.