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How to Grow Aglaonema modestum Plants in your Garden

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

Green-for-ten-thousand-years

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


Quick Aglaonema modestum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Aglaonema modestum
  • Common Name: Green-for-ten-thousand-years, Chinese evergreens
  • Growing Zone (USA): 10 to 11
  • Life Cycle/Type: Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 12 to 24
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Summer
  • Color of Bloom: Green
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • 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
  • Moisture:

Caring Conditions

  • 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 Attact:
  • Tolerant of: different light
  • Best used in: Container, Ground cover, En masse , Woodland garden, Houseplant
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Inconspicuous, flowers or blooms, poisonous, skin irritant
  • Genus Detail: Aglaonema
  • Further Reading: Here and Here


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