How to Care for Chinese Evergreen Pink
Chinese Evergreen Pink is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. It is an easy plant to care for and does not require too much effort.
The Chinese evergreen pink is a hardy plant which originates in the subtopic and tropic areas of Asia.
It is a slow growing plant, which can grow up to a height of about two feet. However, there has been occasions where it has grown to five feet in height.
What Does Your Chinese Evergreen Pink Require?
The Chinese Evergreen Pink is not a plant that enjoys areas that are draughty, and this plant has a tendency to do better in temperatures that are around eighteen degrees centigrade.
The Chinese Evergreen Pink should be kept away from windows, doors, and vents to avoid any sudden blasts of cold temperatures. this plant tends to thrive in areas where it is warmer.
Chinese evergreen plants that have a darker colour can grow in areas that are shadier. The lighter coloured plants will need to have a bit more light.
It is important to avoid placing your Chinese Evergreen Pink in areas where it will get direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves on the plant as the leaves are delicate.
The Chinese Evergreen Pink requires a humidity level that is high, therefore it makes a great indoor or greenhouse plant. This plant thrives in warm bright environments that have a humidity level that is high.
The Chinese Evergreen Pink plants do not have strict requirements in terms of the soil that they need to live in. The soil which is used for this plant needs to be well drained and have a low acidic level.
When the soil is storing too much water, it is a useful idea to mix through some perlite or sand to assist with the drainage. It is important to use a plant pot that offers a reasonable level of drainage holes.
How to Water Chinese Evergreen Pink
The Chinese evergreen pink does well in moist soil, but it will not do well in water-logged soils. The plant should be watered thoroughly and then allowed to dry out before it is watered again.
This watering method is the best method during the spring, summer, and autumn months. Reduce the level of watering for the winter months. Avoid allowing the plant to dry out completely at any point.
How to Fertilise Chinese Evergreen Pink
Chinese Evergreen Pink plants will do best when they are fed a fertiliser pellets that release slowly or a liquid form of fertiliser.
The chosen fertiliser treatment should be fed to the plant twice per year, and it is best to complete this at the start and the end of the main growing season.
Additional Tips for Chinese Evergreen Pink
Pests & Diseases
The Chinese Evergreen Pink plant is not highly prone to diseases or pests, but this plant can still attract pests such as mealybugs, scale, and spider mites.
When the plant is affected by these pests, the best thing to do is to treat them with insecticide or neem oil. Most of the time these pests arise because of fungal problems caused by an excess of water.
Chinese evergreen plants are easy to care for and they do not require much pruning. When they are kept in temperatures of between eighteen and twenty-three degrees centigrade with a low amount of light, there will be no need to ever prune these plants.
The dead leaves on these plants will need to be pruned off and they should be removed at the lowest point possible.
It is advisable to remove the flowers from the Chinese Evergreen Pink, which tend to come out in the springtime as this will allow the plant to use its energy for the growth of foliage.
The Chinese Evergreen Pink can be propagated from stem cuttings or through the division of the plants.
Propagation from stem cuttings is best completed during the middle of the summer, whilst the weather is warmest. The best to way to do this propagation is to:
- Select a stem on the adult plant, it is best to choose one that is a few inches in thickness.
- Plant the cutting into a new pot with the cut end into the soil.
- Treat the soil with a rooting hormone to encourage the growth of the cutting.
- Make sure that the soil stays moist to encourage the root to develop. The root should develop within about four weeks.
How Do You Take Care of a Chinese Evergreen Pink?
The Chinese Evergreen Pink is relatively easy to care for. The plant will require water during the main growing period, which is between spring and summer.
During the winter months, the Chinese Evergreen Pink will only require frequent watering.
The plants that are in areas with low light will require less water and plants that are in brighter areas will need to be watered frequently.
Allow the soil to dry before rewatering, as too much water can cause the roots to rot. This plant should be given fertilizer about twice a year.
Do Chinese evergreen Need Sunlight
Chinese Evergreen Pink does require sunlight, but it does tend to thrive in conditions of medium to low light. These plants need to have warm temperatures and a high level of humidity.
Chinese Evergreen Pink plants are very versatile, and they can tolerate condition that are not perfect without much damage. It is best to keep the plant out of direct sunlight as this will damage the leaves and cause them to burn.
How Often Should You Water Chinese Evergreen
It can be tricky to water your Chinese evergreen plant correctly at home, and this is one of the main causes of damage to this plant. One good way to check if the plant needs to be watered is to check the moisture of the soil using your fingertips.
The Chinese evergreen pink thrives in soil, which is moist and soil that has good drainage is the best to use.
Should I Clean the Leaves on my Chinese Evergreen Pink?
It is a great idea to occasionally clean the leaves on your Chinese evergreen pink, as this will help to keep the plant healthy. To clean the leaves, use a cloth or sponge to remove the dirt and dust.
Gently lift the leaf and wipe the surface of the leaves. It is also good to give the leaves a spray with mist, as this will help with humidity levels.
Why Do Chinese Evergreen Turn Yellow?
One of the most common reasons for these plants to turn yellow is due to overwatering. If you have this problem with your plant, then stop watering it and allow the soil to dry to reduce the problem.
It is a good idea to give the plant a little time in sun to allow the water to evaporate. However, do not put it in direct sunlight, as this can damage the plant.
Once the problem has been dealt with, allow the soil to dry out between watering. Chinese evergreens are very good at bouncing back from overwatering, however if the plant continues to look yellow and droopy, then it has probably suffered from root rot.
How Do You Revive a Dying Chinese Evergreen?
The best way to revive a Chinese evergreen plant, is to prune back the dead leaves as this will help to avoid any secondary diseases and infections. In some cases, the plant will require extensive pruning to deal with the problem.
Feed the fertilizer during the early part of spring and summer. Ensure that the plant is kept in the correct condition and if you have had problems, keep a close eye on the plant whilst it recovers.
What Is Wrong with My Chinese Evergreen?
There are a few issues that can affect your Chinese evergreen plant, which includes spider mites, scale, aphids, and mealybugs. The best way to deal with this problem is to gently clean the leaves on a regular basis.
Overwatering can also cause problems for this plant, and this can lead to root rot if the problem is not caught early on and dealt with.
What Should I Do If My Chinese Evergreen Pink Plant Becomes Too Large?
If your Chinese evergreen pink plant gets to leggy or too big, then it is a good idea to give the plant a trim to get it back under control.
When trimming the plant, it is also a good time to collect some cuttings to make some new plants through propagation.
How Can I Get a Chinese Evergreen Plant to Thrive?
The Chinese evergreen plant will thrive in low and medium conditions and indirect sunlight. Ensure that the plant will be in an area that has warm temperatures and high level of humidity.
This is an ideal plant for first time owners, as it can tolerate conditions that are less than perfect.
Can Chinese Evergreen plants improve the Air Quality?
Chinese evergreen plants can filter the potentially harmful substances out of the air. The substances that this plant can remove includes formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene.
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