In the spring and summer, small blooms that resemble those of the common peace lily (Spathiphyllum sp.) may appear on your Chinese evergreens. However, the leaves are the real show. NASA has determined that these plants help clean the air indoors. So not only are they easy and carefree, Chinese evergreens also work hard when you have things to do.
At a Glance
Light: low to bright, indirect light (New selections with white and yellow in their leaves, such as 'Deborah,' need brighter light.)
Temperature: Keep warm, with a minimum temperature of around 65 degrees. (New selections such as 'Stars' and 'Emerald Star' can take temperatures as low as 40 degrees.)
Moisture: Water well, let drain, and then allow soil to dry slightly before watering again. They also like a little humidity.
Feed: In spring and summer, use a liquid plant food (10-15-10).
Expect to pay: $8-$35, depending on the size of the plant and where it's purchased.