Lumina Chinese Evergreen
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 10b
A very popular container plant that is very easy to grow; survives poor lighting and low ventilation; chartreuse leaves edged, veined, and spotted in green; only planted outdoors in the warmest areas
Lumina Chinese Evergreen's attractive pointy leaves remain chartreuse in color with showy green variegation and tinges of creamy white throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Lumina Chinese Evergreen is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Lumina Chinese Evergreen is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Lumina Chinese Evergreen will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.