31 Stunning Aglaonema Varieties With Pictures

Introduction

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.

Toxicity

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.

Taxonomic Classification

KingdomPlantae
Clade Tracheophytes
Clade Angiosperms
Clade Monocots
Order Alismatales
Family Araceae
Genus Aglaonema 
Species A.sps

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 Varieties 

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

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

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aglaonema Prosperity, Aglaonema varieties

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

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

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

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

 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 

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

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

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

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

Aglaonema White Rain, Aglaonema varieties

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.

Final Verdict

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.

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  • Sochan Limbu

    A graduate of the Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal, Mr. Sochan Limbu is an agriculture professional. The author has worked in the gardening field for more than three years and has practical knowledge on how to handle and care for succulents. Get started gardening with his articles.

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