Trek deep in the tropical jungles of Asia (especially Southeast Asia) and you’ll find a delightful plant called Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema). You probably wouldn’t think these rainforest inhabitants would be some of the toughest, most reliable, easiest houseplants around, but they really are. Chinese evergreens have been a staple houseplant since the 1960s because of their good looks and no-fuss nature.
Chinese evergreens truly are fantastic houseplants: They tolerate low light like a champ (but do best in medium light); they don’t mind the desert-dry low humidity found in many homes over the winter, and you miss watering them from time to time and they hardly seem to notice. Plus, the silver variegation on their leaves adds some pizzazz.
Light: These babies love bright, indirect light. You will want to avoid direct sunlight. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist - never let it completely dry out.