What are he characteristics of chinese evergreen plant? Information bout the cultivation, growing and features of chinese evergreen
CHINESE EVERGREEN, a popular houseplant closely related to the jack-in-the-pulpit. The Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema moaestum) belongs to the arum family. It is native to the Philippines, where it grows 12 to 20 feet (3.5-6 meters) tall. The leaves are alternate and are 6 to 10 inches (15-25 cm) long, with long petioles that encircle the stem. The flower is a small greenish spike about 2 inches (5 cm) long and is hooded by a green to whitish leaflike structure similar to that ot the jack-in-the-pulpit.
The Chinese evergreen makes a very good houseplant because it grows well in water or soil and does not require much direct sunlight. It is propagated by cutting off a piece of leafy stem and placing the base of it in water. After roots have sprouted, however, the plant grows better in soil than in water.