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Colourful, compact and cute - the Chinese Evergeen is ideal for plant newbies as it's an absolute breeze to take care of. Its Latin name, Aglaonema, comes from the Greek word ‘aglos’, meaning 'bright', and ‘nema’, meaning 'thread', due to the patterns that decorate its leaves.
Who needs a four-leafed clover, when you have the Aglaonema Crete? It's considered to be lucky in its native home, China.
This easy-going plant doesn't need an overwhelming amount of attention to grow well. However, if you fancy showing your Chinese Evergreen some love, give it an occasional dust and remove any dry leaves.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: I like my soil to be kept moist
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: W12cm x H20-30cm
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people
Latin Name: Aglaonema Crete
Jo's Top Tip
The more light this plant gets, the richer and more vibrant its colour becomes - just don't expose it to direct sunlight. Make the most of its bold colours - it is considered unusual in comparison to other Aglaonemas that are green and yellow.
Does not come with decorative pot.