How to care for your chinese evergreen?

Chinese Evergreen is very easy to grow. It grows tall and have large, oval pointed, dark green leather-like leaves. It’s an excellent plant for bedrooms and bathrooms. There is almost no need for repotting your Chinese evergreen. It will live for about twenty-five years without repotting.

How to care for your chinese evergreen?

Plant Care Requirements

Chinese evergreen requires dim/low light. Do not place in direct sunlight.

Temperature and Humidity

Requires medium humidity at room temperature.


Use peat loam. Chinese evergreen will also grow in water alone.


Keep the soil moist from spring to fall. Water sparingly in winter.

How to care for your chinese evergreen?


Fertilizer fully establish plants lightly each month. Feed the plant consistently because insufficient fertilization causes the leaves lower down the plant to wither and drop. Do not fertilizer freshly potted plants during the first two months.

Pests and Diseases

Chinese evergreen is affected by ants and mealybugs. To treat wash leaves with soapy water. If badly infested, spray with Malathion or Rotenone.

How to care for your chinese evergreen?


To propagate your Chinese evergreen, divide it and repot in an all-purpose soil mix. Also propagate by air layering or by putting cuttings in water.

  • Anita

    I just want to say “Thank You” for all the good information you provide about Chinese evergreen plants. I have two different types and this information is so helpful! Bless You!

  • Sdkosta

    why my kids sent me this plant i’ll never know. I have a black thumb. HELP