The traditional Chinese evergreen is a tough house plant that used to come in one color—green. In Asia, they were grown to bring luck to their owners. Over the years, the perennial, which is actually an herb, was cultivated and hybridized all over the world and bred and propagated into a variety of cultivars. Today their leaves aren’t just green, but a myriad of colorful patterns. They are Florida-friendly (can’t tolerate a chill).
On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how recent developments with this plant now include striking variations from the original color and style of the plant.