Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Lady Valentine
Botanical Name: Aglaonema commutatutm ‘Lady Valentine’
Introducing Lady Valentine Chinese Evergreen – our favorite new houseplant!
Are you seeking a beautiful, easy-care plant to spruce your home? Look no further than Lady Valentine's Chinese Evergreen! This stunning plant will bring joy and color to any home or office with its gorgeous pink, red, and green-mottled leaves. Plus, this hard-to-resist houseplant is low-maintenance and easy to care for, making it perfect for even the busiest plant parents.
Lady Valentine's Chinese Evergreen requires medium to bright, indirect sunlight for at least 6 hours daily. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves. If you have an office or room with low light, don’t worry – this plant can grow under artificial lighting with 8-10 hours of daily exposure.
Chinese Evergreen Lady Valentine is not a very thirsty plant, so water it when the top two inches of soil are dry. When watering, add the water slowly and evenly so that the soil absorbs all the water. During the growing season (spring through summer), water more frequently and reduce the frequency during winter. If the soil compacts, you can soak the entire root system in a bucket of water for 10 minutes.
Chinese Evergreen Lady Valentine prefers potting soil rich in nutrients and organic matter but still allows for good drainage. Coco coir or peat-based potting soil mixes should work well. Avoid using garden soil or dense outdoor soils, which can prevent proper drainage and introduce pests or pathogens.
This plant does best in temperatures of 60℉ and up. Keep it away from cold drafts, air conditioning, and heating vents.
Lady Valentine Chinese Evergreen can tolerate average humidity (40-50%). If you see the tips of the leaves turning brown, increase the humidity with a humidifier or a tray filled with pebbles and water.
Aglaonemas do not require much fertilization – apply a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to ¼ strength once or twice during the growing season (spring through summer). You can also use fish/seaweed emulsion or slow-release fertilizer. Add a layer of organic compost to the soil in the spring if you do not plan on fertilizing it throughout the season.
Chinese Evergreen Lady Valentine is a moderate-growing indoor plant and can reach up to three feet in height and width when correctly cared for.
Unfortunately, Lady Valentine's Chinese Evergreen is toxic to pets and should be kept out of reach of animals.
Lady Valentine's Chinese Evergreen is worth considering if you’re looking for a beautiful and easy-care houseplant to spruce up your home or office. This plant will bring color and joy to any space with minimal care!