Is this a Chinese Evergreen Plant?
Hi Judy- Thank you for your help. I am trying to identify a plant I have had a long time. I was looking at the common house plants listed on here. Is it a Chinese Evergreen? Best, Mel
Hi Melissa ,
Your plant is a Chinese Evergreen, probably the Emerald Beauty variety.
Chinese Evergreen plants are probably the only indoor plant with large, colorful, variegated leaves that can live in low-light conditions. If placed in medium light, these plants grow more quickly. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. When the soil of a Chinese Evergreen plant is too wet, the stems become mushy and die. When the soil gets too dry or too wet, yellow leaves develop. The lower the light, the less water and the less plant food a Chinese evergreen needs.
All Chinese Evergreen plants are poisonous, so please keep your plant away from small children and pets. You can read more about Chinese Evergreen houseplants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.