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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Chinese Evergreen - Best Indoor Plants

I would like to introduce a New Series on Indoor Plants
and hope to come up with 10 Best Indoor Plants for Beginners.

And this is one of the most easiest to begin with.
It is fairly impossible to kill this plant. (If you do - I should congratulate you for it)
Let me introduce this plant - Agloanema also known as Chinese Evergreen.

The one above is known as Silver Queen, one of the first originals that been introduced years ago before the newer versions which has more color combination together with intricate designs. They are however more pricey and less hardy compared to the originals.

The characteristics of plant care and needs are very similar to dumbcane species.
I believe both are so inter-related that you can cross hybrid them together to create a new cultivar.

Look at the pattern and the splashes. No one leaf is the same.


1) Absorbs Toxins from the Living Space:
According to NASA study,
this plant is capable of purifying air by removing some toxin element
such as formaldehyde and benzene from indoor environment.

These plants are great for toxic fume areas like car park zone and high traffic moment areas.

2) Extremely Care-Free Maintenance Plant
This plant can tolerate both low light & bright light areas.
Also you can neglect on the watering regime.
It can tolerate infrequent watering & also over-watering.

I had hard time pronouncing it's name, I mean seriously,
"Egg Allow Neh Mah" Really?
Unless you are an avid gardener,
- I'm pretty sure Chinese Evergreen or Silver Queen is so much better.

I'm still wondering who had came up with such a name for these beautiful plants.

These are still considered as Aglaonema regardless the green or the red tone variety.
These however are more resilient and grows faster in comparison to the red variety.


1) They are shade loving plant.
They can tolerate bright direct sunny area as they can tend to acclimate well but with strong casualty of burned or scorched leaves and in many instances giving the looks of being worn out under the sun.

For this reason, this plant is ideal for indoor plants.

They can do so well undisturbed indoor area of a home, office or resort areas to give that green cool ambiance setting.

2) Watering

This plant is considered hardy.
These types are more tolerant towards infrequent watering & also in conditions where the soil media had become dry & hardened. Any other plant would had shrivel and died.

These can stand the test of time lasting for years.

Propagation is very much successful using division from the root ball or stem cutting.
The stem can also easily root in water of which would be a better to plant them once the roots formation are established.

There are so many cultivars and variety been introduced year after year that it's just quite impossible to keep up with the collection.

Regardless, its a beauty to eye of the beholder.
Some gardeners love them, others however may find them as bland boring green plant.

I for one love the 3 tone colors on the foliage. The newer varieties had added colors on the leaf stem.
I had found that they give quite an interesting feature of pink and yellow shades. Another had zebra like spots on the stem. Such a great interesting feature.


Do watch out for scale insect and mealy bugs. They can be such a menace if not checked and handled immediately as these pest can overwhelm the whole plant and stress the plant to death.

In most cases, the damage is so huge that it is better to discard the plant than trying to reviving it back with pesticide which requires strong and repetitive application. And often, the plant too dies even after the strong application of all these pesticide.

My suggestion:
Do take the trouble to check the plant time to time to deter and control the problem before it becomes a major problem.

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