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Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

Posted by anitamo z5 IL (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 11, 11 at 12:11

I've had a cutting of chinese evergreen for about 3 years growing in water. It's healthy with nice roots, but now I'm wondering if I can pot this up, or has it been living in water for too long? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

Hi Anitamo. I doubt there will be any problems. Your CE might look a little droopy, at first, but if it gets a fair amount of humidity, it should do well.

Don't over-pot. Place in semi-shade to medium light. Use a well-draining soil, 'not heavy.' Humidity and fresh air.

If you use a/c or c/a, the CE can be placed in a extra-large plastic bag with top venting. Toni

RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

You should probably trim off the longer and some of the finer roots as well

RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

Great advice...thanks to both of you. Can I ask, though, what potting soil brand you recommend?

RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

I do not use commercially available bagged soil. What I use varies a bit depending on what I'm planting but it is basically

3 parts mushroom compost
5 parts shredded wood chips
3 parts perlite
and varying amounts of charcoal. autozone floor-dri,and sphagnum moss. All depending on what I'm setting up and/or what I have around.

RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

Thanks for the help.

RE: Chinese Evergreen cutting grown in water

Anitamo..forgot to add...after you repot, place your Aglaonema in shade, then medium light...No direct sun.

As for soil I use:


1 cup All Purpose
1/4 cup Peat
1/4 cup Coarse Sand
1/2 cup tiny pebbles
Small portion of Osmocote fertilizer...slow-release pebbles

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