How To Grow Aglaonema


Aglaonema, also called ‘Chinese evergreens’ are a wonderfully diverse and colourful range of leafy plants that are native to tropical and sub tropical areas in Asia. Their foliage can be striking mottled mixtures of red, pink, silver, green, yellow or cream and can be used to bring life and colour to your home!

You can plant them in shaded parts of the garden too, provided you live in a warm frost-free climate.

Position – Indoors in a low to well lit position, away from direct sunlight. Outdoors in a brightly lit spot, away from direct sunlight
Water – Slightly moist soil, allow to almost dry out in between waterings
Soil – Well drained soil or good quality potting mix like Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
When To Grow – All year round

How To Grow In A Pot:

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 250mm wide (or larger, depending on the size of your plant). Position in well-lit spot, away from direct sunlight.
Step 2: Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
Step 3: Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well afterwards.
Step 5: Water when the potting mix feels dry – insert your index finger to the first knuckle, if it’s dry, water and if it’s moist, leave watering for a few more days.
Step 6: Feed the plant fortnightly during spring and summer with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. This fertiliser promotes strong root development and healthy foliage growth. No feeding is required during the winter months.

Growing Tip

Design Tip

Add some lush foliage colour to your home or office with aglaonema, like this impressive display (pictured) created by Nerida’s Indoor Plant Hire, who are members of the Interior Plantscape association.


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