Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse


A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse Plant Care | All you Need to Grow!

Family: Araceae
Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse
Botanical Name: Aglaonema commutatum ‘Winery Winehouse’

 

The Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse will make you wonder, "Are the leaves green with white spots, or white with green spots?" This indoor plant is incredibly interesting, showing each leaf's unique monochromatic pattern. As this plant grows, it will become denser and taller over time, turning into the perfect floor plant for your home or office. It is highly adaptable to most interior lighting, even fluorescent light. Aglaonemas are high on the list of easy-care and low-light houseplants and excellent air purifiers!  

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Light

Green varieties like Wintery Winehouse Aglaonema can tolerate low light, but they will maintain their luster and variegation in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. The ideal Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse setting is in a location that receives over 5 hours of indirect sunlight daily! They can grow under fluorescent lighting, making them ideal for offices and interior low-light spaces. They should not be placed in direct sunlight, which will cause their leaves to burn! They can tolerate gentle, early morning sunlight (between 5-7 am!).

Water

Water your Wintery Winehouse Aglaonema as needed in the growing season (spring through summer), and water less frequently in the winter. Chinese Evergreens in lower light areas should be watered less often; indoor plants placed in brighter spots require more frequent watering. These plants don't like having consistently soggy soil, so wait until the top two inches of soil is dry, and then water thoroughly. Never let the roots sit in standing water; ensure the pot has proper drainage.

Soil

Potting soil that is rich in nutrients and organic matter, but still has the ability to drain well is the perfect growing medium for all aglaonemas! Most coco coir or peat-based potting soil mixes will be adequate but make sure that they do not contain water-retentive crystals as they can cause the soil to continually stay moist causing root rot. Avoid using garden soil, or dense outdoor soils as this will prevent proper drainage and may introduce pests or pathogens. If you are feeling adventurous, try creating your own potting soil!

Temperature

Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse are low-maintenance houseplants that prefer to live in temperatures of 60℉ and up. Keep them away from cold drafts, air conditioning, and heating vents as they're cold-sensitive. Provide air circulation whenever possible; stagnant air can cause many problems like bacterial and fungal issues!

Humidity

Aglaonema potted plants can tolerate typical household humidity levels. If the tips of the leaves turn brown, it means the air is too dry, and you should increase the humidity with a humidifier. Trays filled with pebbles and water can also help increase the humidity immediately surrounding your plants, as can grouping your indoor plants close together. Learn how to increase the humidity in the air around your indoor plants!

Fertilizer

Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse does require much fertilization, so use a balanced, complete liquid fertilizer diluted to 1/4 the recommended strength, fish/seaweed emulsion, or slow-release fertilizer once or twice in the growing season (spring through summer).Add a layer (1/2") of organic compost to the soil in the spring if you do not plan on fertilizing throughout the growing season. Be sure to water in the compost after you apply it! Learn when to fertilize your indoor plants in our in-depth video!

Growth Rate 

Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse is a moderate growing indoor plant and can grow up to 3’+ in height with a width of the same proportion once established and cared for properly!

Pet Friend or Foe

Chinese Evergreen Wintery Winehouse is toxic to pets! Foe. 

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Pro Tips

  1. Leave the lower browning leaves on the plant until you can pull them out by hand. This will help prevent any unwanted critters from invading the plant.
  2. When going on vacation, place your Chinese Evergreen house plants together with your other indoor plants in a low-light area. They'll use less water, and the nearby plants will help keep the humidity higher.
  3. Rotate your Chinese Evergreen 90 ° (quarter turn) every tine you water them to maintain a well-rounded shape.
  4. Chinese Evergreens will benefit from being re-potted when you notice the roots growing out of the drainage holes of the grow pot, or from the top of the pot! Re-potting will encourage your plant to grow larger over time!
  5. Find out the do’s and don’ts for your new indoor plants! 

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