HousePlant name and care instructions? Chinese Evergreen

Please name and tell me how to care for this plant. My sister just passed away and I took over caring for it. Her name was also Judy so I know she brought me to this page. Thank you!

Hi Ronnie,

Dark green and gray Patterned leaves of Chinese Evergreen plant

Your plant is a type of Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema). All of the many Chinese Evergreen plant varieties have long, shiny, leathery leaves with unique patterns of green, gray, pink, red, and cream. NASA lists the Chinese Evergreen as one of its top ten plants to clean the air of harmful toxins. These are easy care plants that do well in low light as long as you are careful not to over water.

Chinese Evergreen 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

There are complete care instructions on how to grow a Chinese Evergreen plant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety but the care is the same.