Aglaonema ‘Chinese Evergreen’
Common Name: Golden Evergreen, Philippine Evergreen, Poison Dart Plant.
Botanical Name: Aglaonema commutatum
Other names: Aglaonema ‘Chinese Evergreen’
Origin: Southeast Asia, New Guinea
It’s easy to devise how this plant got its name - ‘Red lipstick’. This spectacular beauty simply does not need a voice or even words. The large green leaves with red cheeky lines around the corner stamp a bold statement for itself. And the qualities are equally bold & awe-inspiring – this plant is tough, low maintenance, drought tolerant & excellent air purifier. Also known as a luck-bringing plant, Red lipstick is easy to grow and looks great on desks or tabletops or as centerpiece in living room. The foliage of this tropical houseplant is nothing short of an art and it makes this plant the most preferred choice of interior designers for décor and landscaping purpose.
Growth Habits: Up to 40 inches (≈ 100 cms)
Soil Requirement: Any well drained potting mix
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: 4 – 5 hours of bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 16 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: These plants do not require much repotting. You may be required to do it once in two years. Use some fresh soil while repotting.
Suitable Locations: Places where the plant can get indirect light like Balcony, closer to window, floor accent, etc.
• Water well during summer months and reduce it during winter but do not let the soil dry completely. You can also mist the plant to raise the humidity level. • You can wipe the big leaves of this plant with a moistened cloth or cotton to remove dust & dirt. • Right place for this plant is very important. You will need to find a spot of low indirect light. Too much sunlight can damage the leaves. • Always remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them.