Chinese Evergreen (Aglaoneama)

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Meet Haley and her beautiful Aglaonema Tigress! Last summer, we found this lovely gem Mother Co. Plants, in Minneapolis MN. The magnificent patterned leaves shimmering with silver has us head over heels for this Aglaonema. Aglaonemas are very easy-going plants and will tolerate moist & dry conditions + low & bright light situations.


Common Name: Chinese evergreen
Scientific Name: Aglaonema
Family: Araceae
Light: Low to moderate, can tolerate short periods of bright indirect light
Soil: Well-draining soil.
Water: Lightly moistened soil, do not overwater. 
Fertilizer: Not required, but will grow best once or twice a year in spring or summer
Pests & Diseases: Scale, aphids, leaf spot, root rot
Air Purifying: Cleans and improves air quality by filtering toxins from the surrounding environment.


The Aglaonema “Tigress” is just one of many varieties of Chinese Evergreen. These tropical plants are known for their ease of care and ability to grow in #lowlight areas. They are a perfect plant for a dark corner in need of some color. 

The more #veragated a plant is the more light required to keep them happy. The glittering patterned leaves on the Tigress tells us he prefers more BRIGHT INDIRECT LIGHT over low light.

TIP: Too much light will #SUNBURN your plants’ leaves.

Aglaonema Plant Care Video

Here is a fantastic Chinese Evergreen (Aglaoneama) video by Planterina!