Top Questions About Chinese Evergreen Plant

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Questions About Chinese Evergreen Plant

Asked by
Chatcher on
May 4, 2012

Q. Why are the tips of my Chinese evergreen plant turning brown?

Recently the tips and sides of the leaves are turning brown. A lot! It has done this on occasion in the past but not to this scale. I bought this plant at a big box store years ago and it has always thrived. I’ve loved it b/c it’s so low maintenance. I’m not sure if it’s a Chinese evergreen – someone told me that’s what it’s called. It has large variegated leaves of green and lighter green/ cream. I see this plant in airports a lot. It’s on my sun porch now and I recently moved it from a corner to a place where it gets more light.

Answered by
Heather on
May 7, 2012
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It sounds like it may have a fungus. I would treat it with a fungicide and that should clear up the problem.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 17, 2012

Q. Chinese Evergreen Leaf Moisture

Our big and beautiful Chinese evergreen has had little beads of moisture on the edges of the leaves since we brought it home from the garden store. The tips of the leaves become very wet and that wetness spreads to the entire leaf. We have removed 8-10 leaves. We do not over water. We have had many new leaves, so we think it is healthy, but can’t explain what is happening to the leaves. Can you please help?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 20, 2012
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Asked by
Angel53 on
August 19, 2014

Q. Why are lower leaves on Chinese evergreen drooping and curling?

I bought a Chinese evergreen plant about 3 months ago. I noticed today the lower leaves are starting to curl under. Should the plant sit on rocks with water covering them? It is not normal. Thank you very much.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
August 20, 2014
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Do you water your plant? If, in the 3 months you've had it, you've only watered it 2 or 3 times, it's probably starting to droop from lack of water. However, if you've been watering it once a week or so, it's probably suffering from over-wet roots. If the roots stay too wet, root rot will set in, and you'll probably lose the plant. Everytime, before you water, check the soil moisture in the bottom of the pot. Use a moisture meter, or a thin dowel or kebob skewer. The moisture meter should read almost dry. The dowel between your fingers should feel only barely damp.
When you water, make sure there's a runoff from the drainage holes, so you know the roots have been completely moistened. You can leave the water in the saucer, it should be gone within a couple of days. You don't need to let the Chinese evergreen sit on a wet pebble tray, or worry about misting -- these plants are perfectly happy in any environment you find comfortable. This article will give you some more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/chinese-evergreen/chinese-evergreen-plants.htm

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Asked by
njkstl on
April 28, 2015
St. Louis, MO

Q. What do I do when my Chinese Evergreen gets leggy?

I have a Chinese Evergreen that I got 10 years ago. The original part of the plant has gotten leggy and the only way I can keep it from falling over is to stake it. A new plant has emerged in the same pot and it’s doing well. Is there anything I can do besides stake up the old plant? The top of it is doing well and putting out new leaves. Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 28, 2015
Certified Expert
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You can trim your Chinese Evergreen and actually propagate from those cuttings if you would like.
You could do this with the larger leggy portion of the plant, then separate the smaller plant into a new pot.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/chinese-evergreen/chinese-evergreen-plants.htm

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Asked by
rosiebabe8 on
January 20, 2017

Q. chinese evergreen

I repotted my Chinese evergreen. It had about 13 stalks. I gently removed 6 of those to repot in another pot. But my plant’s lower leaves are turning yellow and dying. The problem is moving up the stalk.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 21, 2017
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There can be some stress to plants following repotting.
Make sure that you used a well draining commercial potting soil and pot size was chosen that comfortably held the roots with just an inch extra space.
To large of a container will lead to root rot.

Check the soil before watering. Make sure the top inch or so has dried before watering again.
Chinese Evergreen will also turn yellow if they are too cold.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/chinese-evergreen/chinese-evergreen-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 2, 2017

Q. Chinese Evergreen

Four leaves on my plant are turning Brown and working inwards

Answered by
BushDoctor on
October 3, 2017
Certified Expert
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This is normally caused by a drastic change it the plants environment, in this case. Is is close to something that gets chilly, such as an open window at night? Maybe the humidity changed, drastically? Here is an article on their care, which will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/chinese-evergreen/chinese-evergreen-plants.htm

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Asked by
Btcapria on
October 7, 2017
Stony Point NY 10980

Q. Chineese evergreen plant

After repotting my plant to a larger pot, I began to get yellow leaves on the lower edge of the plant. My moisture gage reads 5.6. The guide which came with the gage reads, water at less than 4, so I have not watered it in a while. Comments?

Answered by
DLarum on
October 7, 2017
Certified Expert
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Yellowing tips are usually a sign of overwatering. Can you mix some sand into the potting mix to make it drain better? This article should help
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/chinese-evergreen/chinese-evergreen-plants.htm

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