Aglaonema commonly known as Chinese evergreen is a genus of flowering plants falling under the arum family, Araceae. It is botanically called Aglaonema commutatum and has common names such as Chinese evergreen, Philippine evergreen, and Poison Dart Plant. It is an herbaceous perennial plant with vibrant, colorful, and strikingly patterned leaves which grows up to a maximum height of 3 feet.
Aglaonema is believed to have originated in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia and New Guinea. Its attractive bright color and bold pattern have made it popular throughout the world. In many parts of the world, this plant is perceived as luck bearing plant. You can read our article on Succulent Plants Meaning for knowledge on different symbols that your plant convey. Today, In this article, We will learn about 31 Stunning Aglaonema Varieties With Pictures, So Be with us.
USDA Growing Zone
USDA hardiness zone from 10-12 are best for cultivating different Aglaonema varieties outdoors.
Aglaonema is considered toxic to pets like cats and dogs due to calcium oxide crystals. It can cause mucus membrane irritation when ingested and its juice leads to skin irritation and painful rashes. This is the reason you should give more attention when you have pets.
As the genus Aglaonema has hundreds of varieties out there, it is somehow difficult to give a broad description of this plant. Almost all varieties vary in their leaf shape, color patterns, size, and marking pattern.
Nonetheless, certain characteristics are shared by all varieties in common. They are aroid plants falling under the family Araceae bearing cone-like stems and lanceolate leaves.
Aglaonema is a genus containing around 20 different species offering a large number of varieties and opportunities for hybridization out there.
Anyone interested in keeping Aglaonema as a houseplant can choose from an unbelievable number of cultivars and species of Aglaonema.
Take a look at some popular Aglaonema varieties that Succulent Path has specially selected for you to help you select the right one.
1. Aglaonema Red Valentine
It is famous for its large, green, variegated, and ovate foliage which is heavily speckled with spots in various shades of bright red and pink. Its striking red stain on the underside of its leaves and stems makes this plant the perfect Chinese evergreen for Valentine’s Day.
The Aglaonema Red Valentine loves a bright indirect light to maintain fascinating foliage patterns but keep in mind that it does not love overwatering.
2. Aglaonema Chocolate
This aglaonema variety famous for its dark green foliage frequently accentuated with burgundy venation. This outstanding feature will certainly hold your interest in that corner of your house.
Even when it prefers bright indirect light the delightful Algaonema variety is also tolerant to low light conditions. Watering is preferred when the soil has dried to about ½ way down its pot or container.
3. Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor
As reflected by its name it is famous for its tricolor characteristic ranging from light green to dark green leaves with remarkable white spots. It is also considered a camouflage plant due to its unique pattern. This pattern makes leaves shiny with delightful colors.
It prefers a place that receives bright indirect light. It loves a moist but well-drained potting mix along with a warm and humid environment.
4. Aglaonema Prestige
Another beautiful multicolored variety of Aglaonema, Prestige is famous for its dark green foliage with pink leaf veins held together by bright pink stems. A fun fact about this variety is that almost its entire leaves can be light to medium pink in color with just a little spotted green at the edges when provided with enough sunlight. Even when it prefers bright indirect light the delightful Algaonema variety is also tolerant to low light conditions. It will be a wonderful choice if you are willing to add more color to your garden.
5. Aglaonema Silver Bay
The Aglaonema Silver Bay is famous for its lush and pale silver-green to dark green leaves. Its main characteristic is that each leaf is touched with a silver interior surrounded by an irregular band of emerald green.
It can perform its best under most interior light even fluorescent lighting.
6. Aglaonema Silver Queen
The Aglaonema silver queen is famous among many Aglaonema varieties for its lance-shaped leaves with silver-green patterns. We can observe a feathery dark green pattern on silver queen leaves.
This variety is relatively sensitive to cold damage and temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit are not considered appreciable.
7. Aglaonema Maria
The Aglaonema Maria is famous for its classy variegated looks. Its bright green elongated leaves with pretty feathered green and silvery pattern contribute to that classy look. It is commonly found in plant stores and nurseries.
It can withstand low light conditions but will perform best when placed on site receiving bright indirect sunlight.
8. Aglaonema Pink Moon
It is recognized by its large oval-shaped leaves with prominent cream to pinkish moon-like specks all across. Dazzling pink veins run down the center of dark green foliage, adding a beautiful finishing touch.
They thrive well in humid areas with bright indirect sunlight. Make sure that half of the top soil is dry before watering. As it is a rare variety of the genus Aglaonema, it is not easily available in local nurseries or plant shops.
9. Aglaonema Cutlass
The Aglaonema got its name from its extra-long lanceolate foliage resembling almost draggers. Its leaves are a light silvery-green color encircled with a darker green color that extends to the midrib. The flecks of dark green color can be seen entirely on the leaf surface.
10. Aglaonema Pink Dalmatian
The Aglaonema Pink Dalmatian is featured with wide dark green foliage mottled with large amounts of pastel to deep pink spots. It is loved for its bright pink-flecked foliage and easygoing nature. The Pink Aglaonema also produces a small white flower similar to a peace lily plant as a bonus to houseplant lovers.
Bright indirect sunlight and well-draining soil medium are ideal conditions for these plants.
Benzene and formaldehyde from our house and office are excellently removed by this plant hence it is listed on NASA’s list of clean air plants.
11. Aglaonema Red Anjamani
It is an attractive shrub among different aglaonema varieties bearing solitary, upright, thin, and pointy heart-shaped foliage. Its leaves are entirely bright red with thin green rims that surround the leaf edges. Its vivid red and glossy foliage won’t let you regret your choice.
12. Aglaonema Black Lance
This variety of Aglaonema is featured with stunning sword-shaped (long and narrow) leaves in shades of dark green with silver flecks at the center of foliage.
They require warm, well-lit sites indoors and warm, sheltered frost-free sites outdoors to perform better.
13. Aglaonema Stripes
The Aglaonema Stripes is a hybrid between Aglaonema ‘Manila’ and Aglaonema nitidium ‘Curtisii’.This beloved variety is featured with large ovate leaves which are conspicuously striped with fine silvery white bands and lime green stems. These stripes go symmetrically arching upward on either side of leaves starting from the centerline.
14. Aglaonema Butterfly
This variety of Aglaonema is very artistic, its leaves look like an art painted by an artist. Each bright green leaf with light yellow flecks is joined to pretty pink stems. A delicate pink stripe runs down the middle of its leaves giving a fascinating look.
15. Aglaonema Diamond Bay
This gorgeous variety of Aglaonema features long lance-shaped leaves with a silvery green center covering more than half of its surface area and irregular deep green edges. Silvery green patches emerge in clumps from the central part.
16. Aglaonema Creta
Beginner’s favorite, easy-to-grow Aglaonema Creta is one of many stunning Aglaonema varieties. This variety features large and ovate leaves primarily of green color but also have yellow freckles a red tint with bright red edges and bright pink stems.
17. Aglaonema Prosperity
If you are willing to get a most variegated plant to accentuate your indoors Aglaonema Prosperity will be the great choice. The stunning splash of pink and green shade on the foliage are prominent feature of this variety.
18. Aglaonema Super White
This divine-looking variety of Aglaonema features almost pure white leaves and delicate green veins. Their clumping growth habit makes plants visually appealing.
These foliage perform better when placed in warm spots under partial shade to fully shaded conditions.
19. Aglaonema White lance
This is a very prolific variety of Aglaonema which is featured with elongated (lanceolate) foliage. Its pale leaves with dark green color around the edges and solid silvery-green center give a fascinating look to your home garden. If you are looking for a relatively dense and bushy Aglaonema this will be a perfect match.
20. Aglaonema Sparkling Sarah
This beautiful variety of Aglaonema is distinguished by its mottled pink notes that are restricted primarily to the veins of leaves. The large, bright-green, variegated foliage of Sparkling Sarah has stunning splashes of bubblegum pink which provides your plant a very impressive look.
21. Aglaonema Georgis’s Ruby
This incredible variety of Aglaonema is distinguished by its leaves boldly veined in cherry-red and vibrant arches of chartreuse set against dark green foliage. Their large and dense leaves will give an impressive look to your vacant corner.
22. Aglaonema Red Emerald
As the name says, this plant of Aglaonema varieties bears large glossy leaves rich in emerald green color. A blood-red vein divides the leaf from the middle providing an attractive look to the plant. In addition, golden amber spots throughout the leaves make plants more alluring.
23. Aglaonema Wishes
It is one of the most loved varieties of Aglaonema with pink-toned-hued leaves. This plant looks like a dark Chinese evergreen on which bright pink sparklers have been scattered. The pink tones on its foliage will turn almost red when exposed to plenty of light.
24. Aglaonema Golden Bay
This variety is distinguished by the striking golden leaf midrib that divides the leaf into two parts and creamy-yellow stems. Each leaf is flecked with a ray of golden tones. This one is a cold hardy variety down to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
25. Aglaonema Juliette
This luxurious head-turner variety of Aglaonema is distinguished by silvery green leaves with darker green coloration along the leaf edges making a herringbone variegated pattern. To maintain her natural beauty, Juliette prefers to avoid exposure to bright light.
26. Aglaonema Tigress
As the name says it has tiger-like green-white stripes on its leaves. It has long bushy foliage that is olive-green. These dark green tiger stripes on each leaf draw the visual interest of the viewers. It is also one of the most preferred plant among different Aglaonema varieties.
27. Aglaonema Lucky Red
Lucky Red is one of the reddest among Aglaonema varieties. Young plants and plants kept in lower light are mottled but plants kept at right lightening are almost red with the slightest hint of green around the midrib and leaf edge. One thing we must know is, that the color of foliage is never a neon red but more pinkish tone.
28. Aglaonema Firecracker
We have discussed many Aglaonema varieties with green edges and red centers but here’s a contrast. This variety of Aglaonema is distinguished by its red leaves and green center divided by red midrib. It adds color and lightens any kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom.
It also performs better under low indirect light and fluorescent light.
29. Aglaonema Pink Angel
This stunning variety of Aglaonema is challenging to describe as it comes in so many different color combinations, including apple green, white, pink, and red.
This plant does not thrive well in direct sunlight so it should be shielded from the sun to protect its extremely tender leaves.
30. Aglaonema Brilliant
Its brilliant ornamental leaves make it popular among houseplant lovers. Leaves are mottled with cream-white midrib on dark green leaves making the plant excellent in stealing the spotlight in any room. In addition to this, people plant this as a lucky plant and it also cleans the air.
It enjoys heat and humidity and needs very bright indirect light to perform better.
31. Aglaonema White Rain
It is a calm and easy-to-care variety of Aglaonema. The color of its foliage ranges from light green to dark green with some degree of whiteness along the midrib. The slow-growing nature and bushy nature of White Rain makes it a reliable houseplant to go for.
If you are willing to add great aesthetic value to your garden without any intensive care then going for Aglaonemas will be the best option. Its amusing leaves and unique appearance are certain to lure your guests.
All the aglaonema varieties mentioned above are slow-growing and have low care requirements so you can choose according to your preferences.