Gorgeous Aglaonema Varieties to Add to Your Plant Collection

So you want to keep a houseplant or two (or more!) but you're intimidated by all the notoriously fussy plants that are trending right now?

Let me introduce you to the world of Aglaonemas: classic, beautiful, low-maintenance, and easy-care houseplants that come in a dizzying array of colors from green to red, solid to speckled, and everything in between!

Here's my pick of the best Aglaonema varieties (with pictures and descriptions) to help you choose!

Aglaonema commutatum


Aglaonema commutatum holds a particular place in the Aglaonema family. It’s one of the original Chinese evergreens, so to speak, and the one that has most extensively been used to create the range of cultivars that we know today.


Aglaonema rotundum

Naturally found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, Aglaonema rotundum is hailed by some houseplant enthusiasts as the most beautiful original Chinese evergreen species of them all.


Aglaonema nitidum

Its oval foliage is usually fully green, although flecks of silver can also appear. This is something nurseries have made use of to create stable silver-patterned cultivars.


Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’

They’re mostly silvery green in color, but feature an almost feathery dark green pattern. Do keep in mind that this variety is relatively sensitive to cold damage and doesn’t appreciate temperatures below 55°F.


Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’

If you spot a Chinese evergreen plant at your local plant store, there’s a very good chance it’s Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’. The same goes for the specimens found at shopping malls and offices.

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