Chinese Evergreen Golden Fluorite
Chinese Evergreen Golden Fluorite, aka Aglaonema Golden Fluorite, features leaves that go from dark green to pale yellow with unique variegation on each leaf and a contrasting pink vein down the centre. The Chinese Evergreen family is among the top houseplants that purify the air and is also on Nasa's list of air-purifying plants. They have been found to be excellent at removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air inside your home or office! Not only that, but they are a rather hardy tropical, where they can handle most light and watering conditions.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
If you mist it daily, or keep a humidifier around your plant, it will really help the health of the leaves. Or let it steam in the bathroom once in a while as you relax! Remember that plants in brighter light will need to be watered more often than those in lower light, and vice versa. If you are ever unsure if it is time to water, wait until the foliage is a little droopy before doing so.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.