Chinese Evergreen-Plants Poisonous to Cats

After many years of trying to get my wife to buy house plants (we have cats) she has finally given in, but she seems to always get the plants with no identification (got to love her ) we were woindering what this plant is we have had it for about 3 months and i had to repot it due to its growth spert. Please help

Hi Will,

Your plant is a Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema), the variety is probably “Miss Thailand” or “Red Siam Aurora”.” Here’s a picture of what it can look like if you place it in bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light..

Red and Green leathery leaves on Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen
“Red Siam Aurora”

Here are some care tips for this very beautiful houseplant.

Temperature: Temperatures below 50° damage the leaves. Keep Chinese Evergreen plants away from cold winter drafts and away from air conditioners.
Humidity: Chinese Evergreen do well in regular household humidity or higher if possible.
You can real all my care tips for a Chinese evergreen plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets (esp. cats) and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat!  A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants