The Chinese Evergreen 'Lady Valentine' is a stunning houseplant with variegated green leaves accented by bold pink and red stripes. Native to tropical Asia, this plant is grown for its beautiful foliage, making it a popular choice for indoor décor.
Light - Low to Medium
The Chinese Evergreen 'Lady Valentine' thrives in low to medium indirect light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause the leaves to burn. You can place it near a north-facing window or at least 5 feet away from an east- or west-facing window for optimal growth.
Water - Low
This plant has low to moderate watering needs. Water it thoroughly when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch, and avoid overwatering. Water less frequently during the winter months when the plant goes dormant.
Soil - Well-draining
The Chinese Evergreen 'Lady Valentine' prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. Use a potting mix that is specifically formulated for indoor plants, and add perlite or sand to improve drainage. Avoid using heavy garden soil or compost, which can retain too much moisture.
Fertilizer - Moderate
Fertilize your Chinese Evergreen 'Lady Valentine' every 4-6 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half-strength to avoid over-fertilization. Reduce fertilizer during the winter months when the plant goes dormant.