Chinese Evergreen - Aglaonema ‘White Joy'

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Scientific Name
Aglaonema (shining thread)

Common Name
Chinese Evergreen, Philippine Evergreen, Poison Dart Plant

Tropical and subtropical Asia and New Guinea

Chinese Evergreens are bushy plants used to shady parts of tropical rainforests, so can often put up with lower light conditions than most- but because the White Joy has so much variegation, it will need much more light than others of the same species. The stunning white variegation on this plant's leaves, while it does necessitate more light, also adds to its beauty as an ornamental houseplant. This plant also grows outwards rather than upwards, as its new leaves sprout from the bottom of the stem and add to the density of its foliage, whilst keeping it a manageable height for your sideboard or shelf! Add a White Joy to your collection for bright, almost totally white leaves- give it a bright spot and it will repay you with the beauty of its unusually bright foliage.

Likes bright, indirect light; too little or too much natural light and you may lose the variegation, with the leaves becoming more green or more white respectively- so keep an eye out for this as your plant acclimatises!

Allow the top third of the soil to dry out in between waters; keep in mind it will need slightly less watering in the cooler months.

Average household humidity is fine; keep an eye out for leaf browning which indicates too dry air. Will benefit from an occasional mist or hose down to keep it free of dust.

Use a coarse, well-draining soil and repot every couple of years as it grows.

Feed every four waters in the growing season, reduce to every six in autumn and winter.

Ideally likes room temperatures of 18-26°C, make sure it doesn't drop below 12°C in winter.

No, this plant is toxic to pets and small humans.

Sprouts Top Tips
Always water with lukewarm water, and let tapwater stand for 24 hours before using it. If you notice a loss of variegation, try moving it to a brighter location!



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