Chinese Evergreen Maria
Chinese Evergreen Maria, aka Aglaonema Maria, is very similar to Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema Juliette in their distinctive deep green leaves with beautiful silver-green marbles, but Maria has shorter leaves. The Chinese Evergreen plant family is among the top 50 in B.C. Wolverton’s list of 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 medium to bright light, but also can tolerate low 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 almost anywhere in the room but remember, plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.
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!
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.