Chinese evergreen

Botanical name:

Aglaonema ‘Maria’


A bushy foliage tropical plant with attractive leaf markings that is so versatile and adaptable, thriving in lower light conditions and with very little care requirements. Everyone's cup of tea....


Originally from the tropics and sub-tropics of Asia and New Guinea, this Chinese evergreen catches the eye with the striking silver chevrons on the dark glossy foliage. This has always been a very popular choice if you are wanting a striking foliage plant that does not require much of your time in care. It adapts to almost any position in the house and continues to put on a show. A real winner and especially a good choice for beginners.

Supplied size:

Supplied in a 17cm nursery pot.
Plant size of 35cm tall, inclusive of the pot, and 40cm wide.
Will fit into a pot cover size of 18-20cm wide and 15cm deep.

Growth habit:

Compact and bushy, only reaching a height of 50-70cm and of equal spread.

Ideal conditions:

Medium to low light conditions. Darker leaf varieties can tolerate lower light levels while lighter leaf varieties require more light.  

Watering requirements:

Water when the surface soil is dry to the touch. Do not let it dry out for prolonged periods of time, but also do not keep it consistently wet. 

Health concerns and benefits:

Known to cause irritation to the skin and eyes in ingested, so keep out of reach of children and pets.
It has been rated in a NASA study as being one of the best plants to purify the air from airborne toxins and converting that to oxygen. 

Known concerns:

Soft scale and mealybug insect generally evident when there is poor ventilation/air circulation in the room. Overwatering can also be an issue for this plant.

Any questions?

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to explore further options in sizing; would like more advice on the plant or discuss any concerns regarding any issues you are having growing yours.

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