Aglaonema Emerald Bay
Aglaonema 'Emerald Bay'
Aglaonema Emerald Bay is a silvery green plant that requires little to no maintenance. Bright, almost reflective foliage matches with virtually any decor and lighten any kitchen, living room, bathroom or bedroom. Known to clean the air of benzene and formaldehyde, Aglaonema Emerald Bay also prefers low fluorescent to bright, indirect light. Try to make the most of the eye catching foliage by planting in a colorful container.
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Native to Southeast Asia, Chinese Evergreen is a broad category of more than 50 species with colorful foliage that have found their way into peoples hearts and homes. There are several silvery varieties that are particularly striking for their silver spots and splashes. Although it produces a small, insignificant flower like a peace lily consisting of a spathe and spadix, the foliage continues year round. This Aglaonema Emerald Bay is an easy to care for, low maintenance houseplant that does best if kept away from drafts or vents. The silver-green foliage really makes a statement when planted in a brightly colored pot, and the 6" containers could be used as a table centerpiece or to brighten a corner of the room. Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen is one type of clean air plant, known for removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air inside your home. The beauty and functionality of the Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen is matched with easy care.
History and introduction of Chinese Evergreen:
Chinese Evergreens originated in southeast Asia, and have been widely cultivated and hybridized. For centuries, they've been given as good luck gifts to new homeowners. Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom was the first place they were introduced to in the west in 1885. This Chinese Evergreen is just one example of a hybrid in a family of plants with foliage that is red, pink, white, silver, and green. The foliage varies by pattern as well; some have spots, stripes or swaths of color. One of the other beautiful features of tropical plants is that they can adorn a porch or shady spot outdoors in the summer, but provide color and personality indoors during the winter. Chinese Evergreens as a group do not tolerate drafts or cool temperatures (below 60 degrees F). They are known worldwide as an excellent low maintenance, low light houseplant. The scientific name, Aglaonema comes from the Greek words ‘aglos’ and ‘nema’ meaning bright and thread respectively. The common name, Chinese Evergreen, comes from the fact that the Chinese were the first to propagate this sturdy, evergreen shrub before it became worldly popular.