Aglaonema commutatum aka Chinese Evergreen


Common names

Chinese Evergreen, Silver Queen Aglaonema

How to care for Chinese Evergreen


Chinese Evergreen is generally easy to care for.


Chinese Evergreen loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Chinese Evergreen can survive in low light conditions, making them ideal for rooms that are far from windows or other light sources. However, for best results, place the plant less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light.


During the wintertime, it is common for Chinese Evergreen plants to go dormant and their growth rate may slow down. Therefore, the amount of waterings should be spaced out more.


Chinese Evergreen is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.


The Chinese Evergreen is not in need of supplementary humidity. Most water is taken in by plants through their roots, thus soil watering is the most efficient way to provide humidity to your plants.


The Chinese Evergreen should be repotted either when it doubles in size or annually, whichever comes first. Providing new potting soil with all the vital nutrients annually is enough to support the growth of the plant, and thus, there is no need for fertilizer. Remember that plants derive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.


The Chinese Evergreen is clumping in nature, with new growth originating from the soil in close proximity to the original plant.

Region of origin

Chinese Evergreen’s native range is tropical Asia and New Guinea.


If you provide your Chinese Evergreen with adequate amounts of sunlight and water, it will bloom.