How to Grow Aglaonema modestum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Chinese evergreen / Green-for-ten-thousand-years

Aglaonema modestum - Chinese Evergreen, this plant filters indoor air photograph by marissa anderson.

Aglaonema modestum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aglaonema modestum
  • Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Plant, Green-for-ten-thousand-years, Chinese evergreens
  • 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
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: shade to partial shade
  • Rate of Growth: slow
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture:

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Low
  • Propagation: From divisions or root in a glass of water
  • How to Prune: Not usually required
  • Pests: Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, scale
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: different light
  • Best Garden Use: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Woodland garden, Houseplant
  • Family: Araceae
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous, flowers or blooms, poisonous, skin irritant
  • Genus Detail: Aglaonema
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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