How to Prune Chinese Evergreen Plants

What kind of plant is this and what can I do about it sagging? I have 2 sticks in it already with ties around them.

Hi Christine,

How to prune a leggy Chinese evergreen plant

Your plant is a Chinese Evergreen. When Chinese Evergreen plants becomes thin and leggy, prune the stems back as close to the soil line as you want. The plant will branch out at the bottom of the stem and along the length of the remaining stem. You can do this one stem at a time or all at once. The top 6″-8″ of the cuttings can be used to propagate new Chinese Evergreen plants.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.

You can read all my care tips on how to grow a Chinese Evergreen plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.