Aglaonema 'Silver Bay'

Chinese Evergreen

Why we love Anna

She’s extremely beautiful yet incredibly easy to look after. A really good houseplant for beginners.

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

The demands of this indoor plant are low, but she’ll appreciate a feed with fertiliser once in spring and again in summer.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’


Chinese evergreen

Plant type

Indoor perennial 

Air purifying


Plant height


Pet/baby safe

Mildly toxic to pets and humans

Nursery pot size


About Chinese evergreen

The Chinese evergreen comes from SouthEast Asia, where you’ll find it modestly basking in the dappled light under large tropical trees. It spreads freely and can often be found covering large areas of ground.

The name aglaonema is derived from the Greek ‘Aglos’, meaning bright, and ‘nema’, meaning thread, because of those variegated patterns on her leaves. There are a huge number of different varieties with colours ranging from silver and grey to red and orange.

Introduced to the UK in the late 1800s, it’s become a very popular small indoor plant because it’s so low-maintenance. It requires very little light or watering, so is highly suited to to darker rooms or office desks.

Did you know?

In China, the Chinese evergreen is considered a lucky plant. We can’t promise it will bring you great fortune, but it’s worth a try.

Need a pot? Fits great in: