Common Names: Chinese Evergreen, Pewter Plant
Origin: Subtropical Asia
Growth: Upwards, clumping
Foot Candles: 50 - 100
Water: Allow to dry partially
Temperature: 18°C - 26°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Height: Approx. 3.5'
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly in Spring & Summer
Propagation: Seed or division
Interiorscape Use: Shaded areas, air-purification
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered, leaf necrosis in areas with a draft.
Comments: Tolerant of many conditions. Can remove air pollutants such as formaldehyde and/or benzene often found in cigarette smoke from interior environments. Hundreds of different cultivars and varieties.
Toxicity: Animals may display the following symptoms: struggle to swallow, irritation and swelling of the mouth, may vomit, foam at the mouth, and excess drooling. Other symptoms include a rash and mucous membranes irritated. Large quantities must be ingested to experience symptoms.