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Chinese Evergreen
Scientific Name: Aglaonema commutatum Schott
Synonym:
Family: Araceae
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema  commutatum)
Aglaonema 'Silver Queen' used as a ground cover in Acapulco
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-27 or house plants
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, keep inside in winter (should be outside only when temperature is above 50 F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade, needs warm moist conditions

Origin: Philippines, eastern Indonesia, Malaysia

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist for young plants, moderate water for established plants, particularly in winter. It requires occasional spraying

Propagation: Division or stem cuttings


The Aglaonema grows better in cooler, humid conditions, but will survive the summer in Phoenix if kept in the shade.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema  commutatum)

Blooming Habits:
The flowers of the Chinese evergreen are creamy-white or slightly greenish spathes that come in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

Propagation:
The Aglaonema can be propagated by stem cuttings that root easily. They will root in water. Division at any time.

References:
Botanica : The Illustrated A-Z of over 10,000 Garden Plants


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