Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreen) Care:

  1. Light:

    • Aglaonemas generally prefer low to moderate indirect light. They can tolerate lower light conditions than many other houseplants but will do best in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.
  2. Watering:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Allow excess water to drain, and empty the saucer to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  3. Temperature:

    • Maintain a temperature between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). They are sensitive to cold drafts, so avoid placing them in areas with cold air currents.
  4. Humidity:

    • Aglaonemas prefer higher humidity but can adapt to average household humidity. If your home is particularly dry, consider increasing humidity levels by misting the plant or using a humidity tray.
  5. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix formulated for tropical plants or general-purpose indoor plants should work well.
  6. Fertilizing:

    • Feed with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the fall and winter when the plant's growth slows down.