Meet the Aglaonema

two aglaonema

We all love the plants that we do for personal reasons. Maybe the movement of the prayer plant, the texture of a calathea, or the resiliency of the easy ZZ draws you in. With all plants, there are probably certain criteria you are looking for. Maybe you need a plant for a low-light corner of your home. Maybe you are looking for something easy to care for. Or, maybe you are drawn to the aesthetic of a particular plant and are willing to accommodate its needs.

Whatever you are looking for, this week’s feature plant is one to take notice of. It scores high in many desired areas. Aglaonema (also know as the Chinese evergreen plant) is beautiful, low light tolerant, likes moderate watering, and is listed by NASA as one of the best air filtering plants (we have a post on that coming soon!). This plant is absolutely perfect for beginners and scales pretty low in its difficulty to care for. The only down side to this plant is that it is toxic when consumed, so keep it out of reach of curious eaters.

Get 20% off your purchase of any Aglaonema, all this week (September15 – September 21). You can also enter to win this plant three different ways: in store, or online through our  Instagram and Facebook accounts. Winners must be able to pick up in store.

Quick Tips and Tricks for your Aglaonema:

  • These are one of the few plants that can tolerate low light!
    • Moderate light is also great and might achieve faster growth
    • Never put your aglaonema in direct light as this can scorch the leaves
  • Water once the first few inches of soil has dried
    • Allow the first few inches of soil to dry in-between watering
    • Use a well-draining soil with lots of perlite
    • These plants are not terribly picky about humidity—low to moderate is great
  • Occasionally rotate your plant to achieve even growth
  • This plant is listed by NASA as one of the best air filtering plants to have in your home
  • This plant is considered toxic by the ASPCA so keep out of reach of curious eaters
    • Looking for non-toxic houseplant options? Check out our blog post on it, here.

Looking for more? Check out some of our other plant posts on our blog.