Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreens) are extremely popular houseplants because they look gorgeous and are easy to care for. There are hundreds of Aglaonema varieties to be loved and added to your plant collection.
Below are descriptions of 29 Aglaonema Varieties and 9 growing tips. NASA acknowledges that an Aglaonema Plant cleans the indoor air and rids it of major pollutants! The plant releases oxygen so it also enriches your health!
29 Beautiful Aglaonema Varieties – With 9 Growing Tips
Certainly, you have seen an Aglaonema (ag-lay-o-NEE-muh) before but may not have known its name.
Aglaonema is recognized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as being capable of cleaning indoor air because it can get rid of formaldehyde and benzene (major indoor air pollutants).
This beautiful leafy indoor plant releases oxygen which helps in enriching your health, productivity, and overall well-being in homes and working spaces.
Aglaonema plants come in different sizes, colors, and shapes. The various Aglaonema varieties differ in the color of their leaves.
Whether you want a red-tipped Aglaonema or an emerald beauty, there is one Aglaonema to suit your needs.
There are about 120 various Aglaonema varieties. Each variety has a particular foliage color and peculiar pattern.
1. Aglaoneman White Calcite
The Aglaoneman White Calcite has dark green leaves with stunning white spots. This ornamental house plant is slow growing. It grows in rich and moist soil. The White Calcite will need extra care to keep it well-developed and healthy.
2. Aglaonema Chocolate
The Aglaonema Chocolate has dark and chocolate-colored green foliage with red veins. The leaves can be 2 to 4 inches wide and 4 to 6 inches long. This plant can grow 0.5 to 1 meter tall.
This ornamental plant thrives in low-light situations because of the color of its foliage. This plant is, however, not commonly available making it one of the most expensive of Aglaonema varieties.
3. Aglaonema Red Anjamani
Aglaonema Red Anjamani has lovely bright red foliage with some having deep green spots and borders. The foliage can grow between 5-10 cm wide and 10-30 cm long. This ornamental plant retains its vibrant color all year long.
When grown in low light, the Red Anjamani red leaves may have more green patterns.
4. Aglaonema Silver Queen
The Aglaonema Silver Queen comes with green and silver variegated foliage. This ornamental plant is sometimes called the “painted drop tongue.” The leaves grow on short, clustered stems. It can grow up to 24-inches tall under favorable conditions.
This ornamental plant is known as the gold standard of Chinese evergreen plants. It is the most common and widely grown of the Aglaonema varieties.
5. Aglaonema Prestige
The graceful Aglaonema Prestige has large waxy leaves splashed in hues of red, green, cream, and pink and stems in a lively shade of pink. This Aglaonema variety grows white and green-colored flowers over its pink stems during summer.
This ornamental plant thrives even in low light conditions. It also cannot tolerate very cold temperatures.
6. Aglaonema Cutlass
The Aglaonema Cutlass has long narrow and lance-shaped leaves with a dark green pattern and green stems and flesh.
The silver-green leaves look like daggers. The foliage grows in clusters. This slow-growing plant can grow up to 75 cm tall when kept at room temperatures of between 70-850F.
The green-white surfaces of the leaves have dark green center veins and edges. The foliage grows from clustered short stems.
The Cutlass can thrive in low light and cold conditions better than other Aglaonema varieties.
7. Aglaonema Commutatum Pink Valentine
The Aglaonema Commutatum Pink Valentine. This ornamental plant displays lavish, shiny, and leathery foliage in spectacular shades of jade green. The oval leaves have splatters of pink spots all over, the reason this plant is also known as Pink Dalmatian.
The Pink Valentine produces white flowers over time which is not too common with indoor houseplants. This houseplant is one of the most sought-after Aglaonema varieties in the world.
8. Aglaonema Commutatum Red Valentine
The Aglaonema Red Valentine has large oval-shaped leaves with dark green margins. The leaves have splashes of red and hot pink inside making this plant look exquisite. The leaves usually start as pink and turn red when the leaves mature.
The Red Valentine requires bright indirect light and can grow in less humid conditions.
9. Aglaonema Modestum
The Aglaonema Modestum is known for its shiny waxy deep green leaves. Its leaves are non-variegated and grow on thick dark green stems. It is probably the only non-variegated Aglaonema variety.
This plant can grow up to 4 inches wide, 10 inches long, and up to 10 to 30 inches tall. It can, on occasion, grow white flowers.
This Aglaonema is named by NASA as one of the top 10 Air-Cleaning Plants. It is also one of the most popular indoor succulents.
10. Aglaonema Snow White
The Aglaonema Snow White can grow comes with snowy white-colored leaves that can grow up to 0.8 to 1.3 feet.
Although the leaves are lacking in chlorophyll (green pigment), the plant can still grow well, provided it is placed in bright indirect light more than the other Aglaonema varieties. The foliage will deteriorate and fade away without enough bright light.
11. Aglaonema Creta
The Aglaonema Creta comes with green wide oval-shaped leaves with pink on the center and borders, as well as cream spots. The leaves grow from the top of subtle light pink stems.
The charming Aglaonema Creta can grow up to 4 feet tall and rarely produces blooms. It is a small, yet charming evergreen that can liven up any environment.
It is the most undemanding of Aglaonema varieties making it ideal for people who find it difficult to keep plants alive.
12. Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor
The Aglaonema Pictum Tricolour, more popularly known as the Camouflage Plant because of its unique three color-combination.
The Camouflage Plant’s foliage is in a unique mixture of light, medium, and dark green. Its leaves resemble a camouflage making this plant an impressive addition to any room.
The Camouflage Plant is a slow-grower and should get bright indirect light near the balcony or window) to allow its leaves to keep their striking colors
This is one of the Aglaonema varieties that can grow in more than 50% humidity. It is an expensive indoor plant because of its stunning appearance and rarity.
13. Aglaonema Maria
The Aglaonema Maria comes with clumped long lance-shaped leaves. The thick leaves are dark green with several creams and pale green markings.
Its brightly-colored leaves thrive better with lower lighting and low humidity conditions as compared to Aglaonema varieties with white, pink, or red leaves. Direct sunlight can sunburn the leaves.
This slow-growing plant can be fertilized with a slow-release fertilizer.
14. Aglaonema Tigress
The Aglaonema Tigress comes with long lance-shaped leaves making it a gorgeously thick indoor plant. Its olive-green leaves are more attractive than the leaves of other plants.
This evergreen prefers artificial lighting (fluorescent lights) and can grow with very little natural light. It can grow up to 1 to 2 feet in height.
It is one of the Aglaonema varieties that is the easiest to grow.
15. Aglaonema Sparkling Sarah
Aglaonema Sparkling Sarah has lively, thick, and narrow oval variegated leaves in the colors cream, and pink. The colorful foliage has cream white tint spots in the middle, pink veins in the center, and dark green borders.
The leaves grow from short bright pink stems making the plant more beautiful. Additionally, the plant produces green or cream flowers during early spring and late summer.
The wonderful leaf patterns and contrasting colors make Aglaonema Sparkling Sarah boldly beautiful. The vibrant and audacious appearance of the plant can create good vibes in a room.
16. Aglaonema Green Papaya
The stunning beauty of Aglaonema Green Papaya can effortlessly add a touch of elegance to a room. This indoor plant comes with deep-green foliage with a touch of pink in the center and dappled green leaves. The oval leaves grow on clustered creamy white stems.
Aglaonema Green Papaya thrives in dimly or brightly lit rooms with bright indirect light encouraging the proper growth of foliage and roots. Flowers occasionally grow on the plant, but it does not produce fruits.
The plant is a dark green allowing the pink streaks to stand out. This makes the plant a star of your plant collection.
17. Aglaonema Siam Aurora
Aglaonema Siam Aurora comes with deep-green pointed leaves patterned with pink and red hues. It has long fleshy pink stems supporting the colorful leaves.
This plant is one of the more common red Aglaonema varieties. This evergreen can be up to 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall when grown indoors. It can also be grown outdoors in USDA zones 10 and 11 because temperature conditions are more favorable for the plant.
Aglaonema Siam Aurora is typically used as a tabletop plant. It becomes a floor plant when the plant becomes top-heavy upon maturity.
18. Aglaonema Biddari
The Aglaonema Buddari comes with exquisite variegation. It has glossy large oval-shaped leaves with blotches of cream, green, and pink colors. The leaves are held by slender and short pink-colored stems.
This evergreen can grow up to 10 inches tall when planted in pots indoors. Pink is the most noticeable color on the leaves making each leaf look like a piece of art.
The astonishing color combination in Aglaonema Buddari makes a brilliant home décor. It also does not need too much attention and effort to grow.
19. Aglaonema Super White
Aglaonema Super White has oval-shaped white foliage with green veins. If you think the Aglaonema Snow White has the whitest foliage, the Aglaonema Super White’s whiteness is more prominent even in the dark or from afar.
The Aglaonema Super White is one of the Aglaonema varieties that cannot tolerate low lighting because of its light-coloured leaves. It should be placed in bright conditions but away from direct sunlight.
The entire leaf of this plant is white except for its green veins. It is pretty difficult to find this plant, so do not miss the opportunity to add it to your houseplant collection when you find one.
20. Aglaonema Diamond Bay
The Aglaonema Diamond Bay has lance-shaped leaves that come with a sliver-like center and dark green edges.
The Aglaonema Diamond Bay is a relatively new Chinese evergreen variety but is one of the much sought-after Aglaonema varieties because of its thick and lovely foliage.
If you have many reds and pinks in your plant collection, the Diamond Bay can be a classy, variegated plant that can add a tropical touch to your home.
21. Aglaonema Pink Moon
The Aglaonema Pink Moon has large glossy oval-shaped green leaves with pink veins in the center. The leaves also come with pink moon-like spots all over and grow on short stems.
The Pink Moon is one of the rare Aglaonema varieties and needs very little water and fertilizer to develop and grow. Little watering is needed in the summer months. It also thrives in areas with little lighting.
22. Aglaonema Silver Bay
Aglaonema Silver Bay comes with variegated foliage in light green, dark green, and silver combinations. The oval-shaped and glossy leaves unfurl from the center.
The “Silver Bay” is one of the fastest-growing Aglaonema varieties with new leaves sprouting almost every week. It is also an easy to find Aglaonema cultivar.
This delicate plant will stop growing when temperatures are below 500F.
23. Aglaonema First Diamond
The heavily variegated white and green foliage of the Aglaonema First Diamond makes it an attractive conversation piece in your home. The spectacular leaves sit atop short stems.
The “First Diamond” does not require constant watering as compared to other indoor succulents. It can also thrive in low to medium lighting conditions.
Despite its amazing appearance, the Aglaonema First Diamond is not as popular as other Aglaonema varieties.
24. Aglaonema White Rain
The Aglaonema White Rain comes with a classy cream and green color creamy white stems. It is as if the color of the leaves has reached the stems. The cultivar comes with slender leaf tips.
This indoor plant grows well in well-draining and moist soil. It also thrives with moderate lighting.
It is one of the more underrated Aglaonema varieties. This decorative indoor plant is not as commonly used than other varieties.
25. Aglaonema Red Anjamani
The Aglaonema Red Anjamani comes with spectacular bright red foliage with some dark green spots and borders. It is as beautiful as poinsettias, except that the “Red Anjamani” keeps its vibrant color all year long.
The Aglaonema Red Anjamani can make a room look stunning and elegant without you having to spend money on beautiful artwork.
This evergreen plant grown in a small pot can be a beautiful tabletop centerpiece that can add positive vibes to a room. You can also highlight its striking red coloring by placing it in a silver container.
26. Aglaonema Harlequin
The Aglaonema Harlequin has green leaves with pink veins. When placed in low-light conditions its leaves are in deep yellowish green with pink veins. When in brighter conditions, the leaves become a uniform yellow and the veins are in pastel pink.
This evergreen has a fascinating appeal, and it is one of the more popular Aglaonema varieties.
27. Aglaonema Prosperity
The Aglaonema Prosperity is among the pink varieties of Aglaonema. It comes with foliage of pink and red colors and has an undefined pattern.
Like other Aglaonema varieties, the “Prosperity” does not require much water because it is prone to root rot. It prefers moist soil, as well as bright indirect light.
28. Aglaonema Widuri
The Aglaonema Widuri, more popularly known as “Red Peacock,” has green leaves with pink veins. Both colors create an amazing amount of color in your home. The evergreen prefers indirect light conditions.
29. Aglaonema Nitidum
The Aglaonema Nitidum comes with very dark green leaves. Its leaf color will remain the same even when it gets only minimal light. This evergreen is popular in offices.
Although most of the varieties of the Aglaonema Plant are easy to grow, below we discuss growing conditions:
Aglaonema Growing Conditions
Most Aglaonema varieties are easy to care for. They are colorful and vibrant. They come with amazingly patterned leaves.
These Chinese evergreens can tolerate poorly ventilated and lighted areas. They also do not need frequent feeding.
Being easy-going plants, they are ideal for modern living rooms, offices, cozy studies, or dim bedrooms. They are also ideal for forgetful plant owners.
Most Aglaonema varieties will require these growing conditions to develop and grow:
Nitrogen Rich Soil
Aglaonema varieties need soil that is rich in nitrogen. The soil should be loose, light, water permeable, and lightly acidic (5.6-6.5 pH). The soil should also be well-draining and lightweight.
You can make your soil by mixing equal parts of sand or perlite, peat, and an all-purpose potting mix specifically for houseplants.
These evergreens prefer moist but not wet soil. This means, you will need frequent watering in the spring and summer to avoid the soil from completely drying out and less watering in the winter.
Dilute houseplant fertilizer to half and feed your Aglaonema every four months.
Many houseplants need as much light as they can get, but Aglaonema varieties require bright indirect light.
When lacking in light, the stems of these plants will become leggy and long. Too much direct light, on the other hand, causes leaf burns.
Warmth and Humidity
Aglaonema plants, similar to all tropical plants, need warmth and humidity. They do not like direct sun and cols drafts.
The ideal temperature for proper growth and development is 680F to 770F.
The warmer the temperature, the better it is for your Aglaonema plant. Your plant will also not want sudden changes in temperature.
Your plant prefers high humidity. Spray it daily during summer. It will need abundant watering daily during the growing season, especially when grown indoors. Reduce watering during autumn and winter.
Liquid Mineral Fertilizer
Apply liquid mineral fertilizer at least two times a month during the active growth period of your plant.
You can propagate your Aglaonema through seeds, cuttings, and separating daughter plants. It can be difficult to propagate these evergreens because they are slow growing.
Here Are The 9 Growing Tips We Promised you:
Aglaonema Growing Tips
It is crucial for the proper growth and development of any of the Aglaonema varieties that you know how to care for your plant. Proper care helps your houseplant maintain its striking colors.
1. Grow your Aglaonema plant in a small-sized pot with good drainage to ensure good leaf growth.
2. Sow Aglaonema seeds in February or Match.
3. Place your plant in a spot where it can receive less indirect light. Place your plant far from windows, doors, and air vents to ensure it will not suffer from drafts.
4. Use soft, well-settled water on your plant with a temperature not lower than room temperature. Water your plant only when the soil looks dry.
5. Fertilize your houseplant at least two times a month.
An appropriate solution may be to add one gallon of water for every teaspoon of 20-20-20 analysis fertilizer. Avoid feeding your Aglaonema plant in winter.
6. Remove dust and dirt from the leaves with a moistened cloth. Avoid covering the leaves with any shine solution.
7. Repot your young Aglaonema plant every spring and about every 3 years for your adult plant.
8. Protect your plant from pests and diseases, especially during its growing and propagation stages. Aphids, root mealybugs, mites, and scales are the most common pests that can attack your Aglaonema plant. Your plant may die if these pests remain untreated.
9. Aglaonema plants can be toxic and dangerous for people. To ensure your safety, always wear gloves when handling your plant.
More About the Aglaonema
Any of the Aglaonema varieties are ideal for beginners but are also preferred by many houseplant enthusiasts because of the beauty and wide variety of cultivars.
The Aglaonema plants are part of the Araceae family. Native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia, they are wonderful evergreens cultivated by the Chinese and moved to America and Europe.
Aglaonema is characterized by its lovely foliage. This plant is often grown in homes, stores, shops, offices, malls, and many more places as an ornamental plant that attracts good luck.
Final Thoughts – on the 29 Beautiful Aglaonemas and 9 Growing Tips
Aglaonemas are colorful and vibrant. All Aglaonema varieties are also great air purifiers in any room.
These evergreens come with different foliage variations, leaf shapes, color patterns, venation – an arrangement or system of veins (as in the tissue of a leaf), and sizes.
Aglaonema varieties can be expensive, but they are great to add to your indoor plant collection because of their lively colors and patterns.
To complete things, we’ve given you the best 9 Growing Tips – so nothing’s stopping you from getting started with your Aglaonema collection!