Aglaonema (Silver Bay, Chinese Evergreen)

The aglaonema (also called Chinese evergreen) is a highly decorative plant with several interesting varieties. It is one of the most popular houseplants and the color variations—from dark green to silver, and some with hints of red—can really add to your home’s decor.

Aglaonemas are slow growing, attractive, and make excellent foliage plants. They have large, narrow, and glossy oval leaves on short stems. Best of all, they really don’t like full sun, so they’re perfect for indoors, especially if window light is a commodity in your home.

Water:  Keep soil slightly moist, but do not allow to dry out.  As with all potted plants, drainage is necessary.

Temperature: These plants do not like cold drafts or temperatures below 65 F. Be sure to keep them away from drafty windows or vents and the warmer the spot you can find for them, the better.