Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen

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A very popular container plant that is very easy to grow; survives poor lighting and low ventilation; large, showy variegated green leaves with silver centers; depending on pot size it can range from being used for tabletop or as a floor accent

Mature Height: 3 feetMature Width: 3 feetLight: Indoor Medium Light, Indoor Low Light

Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,
Family Name,
Bloom Time,
Foliage Color,Green
Genus Name,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Slow
Hardiness Zone,10b
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Accent, Garden, Container
Light Needs,Indoor Medium Light, Indoor Low Light
Mature Height,3 feet
Mature Width,3 feet
Prune Time,
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Average to Moist

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.



Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen's attractive pointy leaves emerge chartreuse, turning dark green in color with pointy silver spines and tinges of grayish green throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.


Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Silver Bay Chinese Evergreen can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

Customer Reviews

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Japanese Evergreen

An extremely healthy plant . My father had one at his funeral 20 some years ago. My sister divided it up and sent me a small plant. Unfortunately my cats destroyed it and I had to have a replacement. It’s about 5 times the size of the one that died and hopefully my sister will never know. Your staff is very helpful and very knowledgeable. Thanks for the great service. ✌️