How to Grow Aglaonema commutatum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Chinese Evergreen

Chinese evergreen
Aglaonema commutatum (Chinese evergreen) photograph by Forest and Kim Starr.

Aglaonema commutatum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aglaonema commutatum
  • Common Name: Chinese evergreen
  • Growing Zone: USA: 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Flower Details: Green
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Silvery, Variegated
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade
  • Rate of Growth: Average pace
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: Propagate from basal shoots or by division
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, scale
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Heavy Shade
  • Best Garden Use: Border, Container, Ground cover, En masse , Specimen, Woodland garden
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Aglaonema
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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