How to Grow a Chinese Evergreen – Queen of Siam

I recently bought a house plant and there were no care instructions included. Can you help me with this. The plant name is Siam Red Aglaonema.
Thank you very much.



Hi Dorothy,

The Red Siam Aglaonema is a type of Chinese Evergreen. Is this what your plant looks like?

Bright red and green Chinese Evergreen plant.

Here are some care tips for this very beautiful, but very poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants houseplant.