Every year about this time I post about these pretty red and green plants, calling them “anti-poinsettias.”
These are aglaonemas, otherwise known as Chinese Evergreens. You often see them sold in pretty green and white varieties. I almost brought one of those home the other day, but it was so cold that I wasn’t sure that I could safely transport it from the store to my car so I will wait until warmer temperatures–in other words, July, in my part of the world!
Poinsettias don’t do well in my house. Like many New Englanders, we keep our house too cold for the heat loving plant from Mexico. So I have learned to stop killing them, and I grow these, which will tolerate my chilly low 60s.
Here’s another variety, a pinker version, that’s about to bloom as well.
And the best part about these plants? Once the holidays are over, they’re still lovely to look at!