Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema commutatum

  • Light Exposure:
  • Indirect sunlight
  • Soil Type:
  • General purpose potting soil
  • Water:
  • Keep soil barely moist
  • Temperature:
  • 16-29°C
  • Humidity:
  • Low
  • Fertilizer:
  • Every 2 weeks, none in Winter
  • Height:
  • 18-24″
  • Width:
  • 18-24″
  • Flowers:
  • n/a
  • Foliage Colour:
  • Bright green with yellow and red
  • Pests and Disease:
  • Mealybugs

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  1. Hi, I have the above chinese evergreen houseplant. I just bought it 2 weeks ago. One week after I brought it home, one of the lower leaves started to turn yellow, so I just cut it off. But now, 2 other lower leaves are turning yellow at the same time. I haven't cut them yet, cause I'm not sure if I should cut them off. I give the plant water twice a week, once on Wednesday, and once on either Saturday or Sunday... As being advised by that lady at the nursery. Please advice if there is anything that I need to do to stop the leaves from turning yellow again. Thanks a lot.
    • Chinese evergreens prefer low light so if you have your plant in direct sun I would move it to a bright but indirect area. Another reason reason for the yellow leaves could be shock from transporting it from the nursery to your home. They are relatively easy plants to take care of but any exposure to temperatures less than 12 degrees C can damage the leaves. I would remove the yellow leaves and give it some more time. If it continues to yellow cut back on your watering and try to take a look at the roots. They should be nice and white. Any other color may indicate root rot.
    • I am wondering where you found this plant with the red leaves? I would love to purchase one; i have several with green leaves, but would really love to have one of these.

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