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Plant Of The Month – January – The Chinese Evergreen

The Aglaonema, also known as The Chinese Evergreen is one of the most commonly used interior plants. It’s easy to look after and can survive with relatively low exposure to light.

We’re big fans of the spectacular Red Aglaonema pictured above.

Hints for a healthy Aglaonema.

These guys are great anywhere except in full sunlight. If left by a window with direct sunlight there’s a danger of the leafs being scorched.

Keep the soil moist at all times, water thoroughly in the summer and less in the winter.

They’re not big fans of a draft, the warmer the better.

Planting your own, a well-drained potting soil is perfect, and if you’re keen to fertilize slow release pellets will do the job perfectly.

Best to re-pot once every two-three years during spring, don’t panic if you see some roots at the bottom of the pot, they’re root bound!

 

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