plants

Aggie

£16.00

Red Chinese evergreen

Red aglaonema; Aglaonema Crete

Why we love Aggie

Those flame-like leaves are going to stand out in any room. And she’ll live in almost any room because she’s a very unfussy plant.

Most light conditions
Easy care
The patch promise

She’s a good plant for travellers as she’ll be just fine if she goes without water for a couple of weeks. So go on holiday guilt-free.

Quick facts

Botanical name

Aglaonema Crete

Nickname

Red aglaonema; Red Chinese evergreen

Plant height

20-30cm

Pet/Baby friendly

Toxic if ingested

Nursery pot size

12cm

About Chinese evergreens

The Chinese evergreen is most commonly found in South East Asia, where you’ll find it basking in the dappled light under large tropical trees. Introduced to the UK in the late 1800s, it’s become a very popular small indoor plant because it’s so low-maintenance, suitable for homes or offices.

The name aglaonema is derived from the Greek ‘Aglos’, meaning bright, and ‘nema’, meaning thread, because of those variegated patterns on its leaves. There are a huge number of different varieties and colours (check out Anna our silver version).

It’s a cinch to care for. It needs very little water and is happy to live in most light conditions. As with most brightly coloured plants, you’ll notice its foliage is brighter if it gets more light. And when it gets the right amount of light it is spectacular. You'll see even more spectacular growth if you give it a feed with liquid fertiliser once per month in spring and summer.

Did you know?

In China, the Chinese evergreen is considered a lucky plant. Who knows if it works, but worth a try, right?

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