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Chinese Evergreen, Philippine Evergreen
Aglaonema 'B. J. Freeman'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aglaonema (ag-lay-oh-NEE-muh) (Info)
Cultivar: B. J. Freeman

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Dark/Black

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 12, 2006, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant is usually grown as a houseplant because it can tolerate many conditions. BJ Freeman is one of the largest of the Aglaonemas and can reach 4 feet with a span of 3 feet. Give it plenty of room for its leaves can be easily damaged. If it gets leggy, just prune out the growth tips and it should send up new shoots. Supply good light but no direct sun. It is also known as “Cecelia” or “Gabrielle."

Positive

On Mar 8, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

'B. J. Freeman' will lift your spirits with silvery light green centers, dark green splotches becoming solid along the margins.