Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" (Aglaonema) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" (Aglaonema) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" (Aglaonema) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
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Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" (Aglaonema)

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Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" (Aglaonema 'Ruby Ray') is a popular houseplant known for its striking foliage, featuring deep green leaves with vibrant pink to red veining. Native to Southeast Asia, Chinese Evergreens are well-regarded for their ability to tolerate a wide range of indoor conditions and their air-purifying qualities, making them an ideal choice for homes and offices.

Chinese Evergreen "Ruby Ray" Care Instructions:

  1. Light: Place your "Ruby Ray" in a location with bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light conditions, but the vibrant coloration may fade. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water your "Ruby Ray" when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging and root rot. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Chinese Evergreens prefer moderate to high humidity levels. To increase humidity, place a tray filled with water and pebbles underneath the pot, mist the leaves occasionally, or use a humidifier.

  4. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 65-80°F (18-27°C) for optimal growth. Chinese Evergreens can tolerate a range of temperatures but avoid exposing them to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Fertilizer: Feed your "Ruby Ray" with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a half-strength solution to avoid over-fertilizing. Reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months during fall and winter.

  6. Pruning: Prune your "Ruby Ray" as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any yellow or brown leaves and trim the tips if they become damaged. You can also pinch back the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.

  7. Repotting: Repot your "Ruby Ray" every 2-3 years or when the roots outgrow the pot. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one. Be gentle when handling the roots, and water the plant thoroughly after repotting.

Pet-friendly or toxic to pets?

According to the ASPCA, Chinese Evergreen plants, including the "Ruby Ray" variety, are toxic to cats and dogs. These plants contain calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause oral irritation, drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing if ingested. If you have pets in your home, it's best to place your "Ruby Ray" in an area where your pets cannot reach it. If you have concerns about your pet's health, contact your veterinarian.