English name:Chinese Evergreen
Latin name:Aglaonema 'Diamond Bay'
About me:I am one of 21 members of the Chinese Evergreen family. We are all tough, good looking and the perfect combo of striking foliage and low maintenance.
Useful to know:
I grow wild in the subtropical rainforests of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
I can grow to a height of 6-8".
In the wild I grow beneath the leaf canopy of larger trees and shrubs, so no direct sun reaches my leaves. I like dappled light.
I like to be watered thoroughly in the summer. Mist me often to raise the humidity. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let me dry out completely.
I prefer warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C.
A wee bit of liquid fertiliser every 2-3 weeks during growing season is all I need.
I won't need much grooming, just remove dead leaves.
Yellowing leaves is what I suffer from most. This can be due to over or under watering. Make sure my soil is moist but not wet and I should be all good.
My leaves contain insoluble calcium oxalates which are poisonous to pets and children if ingested, so best to keep me away from nibblers.