Aglaonema Calypso


Plant Size = Large (10″ pot width)

*Plant height will vary. 

Aglaonema plants are considered good luck. They are easy plants to take care of, especially since they can live in low light conditions. Variegated varieties, however, do require brighter light. The more light, the more color. The Calypo is very similar to a Silver Bay.

Pet Toxic

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Native to regions of Asia and New Guinea. These plants were introduced to the West in 1885. Aglaonema derives from the Greek word aglaos which means shining and nema meaning thread. They are slow growing and can start off small but can grow larger and wider over time. These can be easily propagated with cuttings and by dividing the shoots. Aglaonema’s are good plants to purify the air and remove toxins like formaldehyde and benzene, but are poisonous if ingested.  


This plant likes a spot that gets low light or no direct sunlight at all, few plants are ok with this light condition. Pick a room with a north facing window, or a spot far from a bright window.


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Aglaonema Calypso

Care Tips

 If the leaves get too cold the leaves can show dark or greasy looking patches

Direct sun can damage the leaves and turn them brown

If overwatered the leaves can turn yellow

This plant enjoys humidity so purchasing a humidifier is a good idea or mist the leaves once a week

Native to regions of Asia and New Guinea

Common Names

Chinese Evergreen

Botanical Name

Aglaonema Commutatum



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