Chinese evergreens are great little houseplants to lighten up shady dark rooms, and they grow very well in shady tropical garden borders too. Eileen has a generous amount of creamy-white splashes on her deep green leaves, to brighten the darkness. She'll also clean the air of harmful toxins and chemicals for you too, which is nice of her.
Aglaonema commutatum 'Eileen' - Chinese evergreen DESCRIPTION: Leafy glossy foliage plant from shady tropical Asian forests. Leaves are heavily patterned with cream on green with an occasional splash of pink. USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio or indoors in a well lit room. Suited to underplanting in tropical style gardens PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight and regular irrigation. Prefers free draining soil or a good quality potting mix. CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and only if soil seems dry once established. Apply a slow release fertiliser yearly and liquid feed every three months for loads of vibrant foliage. Pruning isn't required, simply remove the old leaves for a quick tidy up - but wash hands aterwards as sap can be irritating to skin. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 30 - 60cm H x 30 - 60cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.