Plant name - Aglaonema Silver Queen - Chinese Evergreen
Pot size - 14cm
Height and Growth Rate: A compact houseplant that can reach a height of 40cm. Fits in a pot with a 15cm+ opening.
Light: Aglaonema will thrive in low to bright light levels. The lighter the leaf colour the higher the required light levels. Plain, dark green varieties will thrive in near shade, whereas the lighter, variegated types need well lit, bright conditions. Avoid direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times, do not allow it to dry out. Do not overwater as this may encourage root rot. Moderation is the key.
Temperature: Normal room temperature 18-24°C, however avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: Chinese Evergreens can tolerate less humidity than some other plants, yet it will still appreciate your efforts to improve surrounding humidity levels, either via regular misting or using a pebble tray.
Feed: Slow release fertiliser once a month during the growing season.
Description - Silver queen has attractive, silvery-green, lance shaped leaves. The marbled darker green colour allows this Chinese Evergreen to tolerate some degree of shade. The leaves tend to grow in an upright manner.
Chinese Evergreens are on NASA's list of air-purifying plants. They are proven to remove Benzene and Formaldehyde toxins present in home environments and help reduce the irritant side-effects to humans.
Aglaonema Silver Queen is a popular variety, often found in design schemes, either used as a feature plant or displayed with a complimentary mix of other Chinese Evergreens.
Toxicity: These plants can cause irritation if eaten and the sap is a skin and eye irritant. Keep out of reach of children and animals.