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First Diamond Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema 'First Diamond'
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Chinese Evergreens are among the most reliable of all houseplants for low light. First Diamond has leaves heavily mottled in white, often appearing more white than green. Place in a warm location away from drafts.
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Container Size:
8" container
 
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Quick Facts

  • Unique leaf patterns
  • Easy care
  • Great for gifting

Details

Chinese Evergreens are among the most reliable of all houseplants for low light. First Diamond has leaves heavily mottled in white, often appearing more white than green. Place in a warm location away from drafts.

Weight: 10 lbs

Container Size: 8" container

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About This Plant

Type

Houseplants

Plant Safety

This plant is pet friendly and non-toxic. More information here.

Air Purifying

Yes

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Infrequent flowering

Mature Height

Up to 18 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

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Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
For plants that have filled their current containers, select a container one inch wider than the container your plant is currently growing in. Plants that haven't filled out the soil in their current pots don't need a larger container, but can be repotted into a container of the same size or slipped into a cache pot to hide the plastic nursery container. Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
Chinese Evergreen plants are probably the only indoor plant with large colorful variegated leaves that can live in low-light conditions. If placed in medium light, these plants do grow more quickly. Allow the top 25-30% of the soil to dry out before watering. When the soil of a Chinese Evergreen is too wet, the stems become mushy and die. When the soil gets too dry or too wet, yellow leaves develop. Chinese Evergreen plants need very little plant food. Feed a Chinese Evergreen every other month with a basic houseplant food at 1/4 the recommended strength.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

The best soil is a basic, well-aerated houseplant potting mix that drains quickly.

Humidity

Moderate to High

Temperature

Keep Chinese Evergreens out of cold winter drafts and away from air conditioners, as temperatures below 50 degrees can cause damage.

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Chinese Evergreen plants are probably the only indoor plant with large colorful variegated leaves that can live in low-light conditions. If placed in medium light, these plants do grow more quickly.

Water Needs

Allow the top 25-30% of the soil of a Chinese Evergreen houseplant to dry out before watering. When the soil of a Chinese Evergreen Plant stays too wet for a long period of time, the stalks rot and die. If the soil of a Chinese Evergreen Plant gets too dry or too wet, yellow leaves develop.

Disease and Pests

In high humidity, the large leaves of a Chinese Evergreen plant may develop bacterial diseases such as Leaf Spot. A Chinese Evergreen plant is susceptible to the plant pests Mealy Bugs, scale, and Aphids.

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