‘Silver Queen’
(Chinese Evergreen)



One of the most durable and easy to care for indoor plants! Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ is a popular and striking indoor plant known for its lush, spear-shaped, variegated foliage. This plant features green leaves with silver-grey markings, adding a touch of elegance to any interior setting.  They are excellent in offices and work spaces, and are celebrated for their adaptability and air-purifying qualities.

LIGHT: Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ thrives in low to moderate light conditions, making it an excellent choice for indoor spaces with filtered or indirect sunlight. While it can tolerate lower light levels, providing bright, indirect light enhances the vibrancy of its foliage. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.

WATER: Maintain consistent soil moisture for ‘Silver Queen.’ Water the plant when the top couple of centimetres of the soil feels dry to the touch. Allow excess water to drain away, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.  (Root rot is when the plant stays wet for too long and the roots begin to rot). 

SOIL: Use a well-draining potting mix for Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen.’ A mix of peat, perlite and pine bark works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water-logging. ‘Silver Queen’ prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil.

FERTILISER: Feed Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ with a balanced liquid fertiliser during the growing season (spring and summer). Apply the fertiliser at half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilising in the autumn and winter when the plant is in a dormant phase.

REPOTTING: Repot the plant every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container.


  • Overwatering: Be cautious not to let the soil stay overly wet, as ‘Silver Queen’ is susceptible to root rot.
  • Pests: Keep an eye out for common indoor pests such as spider mites or mealybugs. Treat promptly with neem oil if infestations occur.

SPECIAL NOTES: Aglaonema ‘Silver Queen’ is known for its air-purifying properties, making it a valuable addition to indoor spaces. Regularly wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean and free of dust.

(Note: The information provided in this article is based on general guidelines for cultivating Aglaonema Silver Queen. Individual plant care may vary, so always observe your plant’s specific needs and adjust your care accordingly.)
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