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Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema) – Office Plant

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Aglaonema - Perfect for Office Space

Aglaonema, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen, is a popular plant used in commercial spaces such as offices, malls, and hotels. This plant is an excellent choice for any workspace because of its relatively low maintenance requirements and ability to thrive in low light conditions.

The Aglaonema is a member of the Araceae family and is native to Southeast Asia. There are over 20 species of Aglaonema, each with its unique characteristics, but the most commonly used species in commercial spaces are Aglaonema commutatum and Aglaonema modestum.

Great for Barrier Planters to Divide Office

One of the most notable characteristics of Aglaonema is its foliage, which is usually variegated with shades of green, silver, and white. Correctly planted, the leaves create a dense green wall, perfect for barrier planters. The leaves are broad and oval-shaped, with a leathery texture. In its natural environment, the plant can grow up to three feet tall and wide, but is also slow-growing and will not reach full size indoors.

Aglaonema is an ideal plant for office spaces because it is low maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions. It can thrive in low light, but it will also do well in bright, indirect light. The plant prefers moist soil, but it can withstand periods of drought, making it an excellent choice for busy office environments where watering can be infrequent.

Air-Purifying and Non-Toxic

Another benefit of using Aglaonema in office spaces is its ability to purify the air. It is one of the top plants for removing toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air.

In addition to its low maintenance and air-purifying benefits, Aglaonema is also non-toxic to pets and humans. This makes it a safe choice for commercial spaces where pets may be present or where employees may have allergies.

In conclusion, Aglaonema is an excellent plant choice for commercial spaces such as offices. Its low maintenance requirements, ability to thrive in low light, air-purifying benefits, and non-toxic nature make it a practical and attractive addition to any workspace.

Aztec Experience with Aglaonema

Aztec worked with Howden Insurance Brokers on enhancing their large Bedford office with living plants. One of the key features supplied for Howden were large barrier planters with Aglaonema. Read the full case study.  

Aglaonema Key Characteristics for Office




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