Care of a Jubilee Plant


Aglaonemas, or Chinese evergreens, are tropical plants frequently grown indoors for their interesting foliage. Jubilee (Aglaonema jubilee) is a cultivar desirable for its broad, variegated leaves and thick, bushy growing habit. Usually called a jubilee plant, this houseplant is easily grown and will thrive in low light. A similar cultivar, the jubilee petite, is a smaller, more compact version of the original. Both plants have the same care needs.

Step 1

Plant the jubilee plant in rich, loamy potting soil in a container that has drainage holes and a water catch-tray. Fill the container with the soil. Place the plant in the pot so that the top of the rootball is level with the lip of the pot. Water until the pot drains freely. Empty the water-catch tray when the plant is finished draining.

Step 2

Place the plant where it will receive at least six hours of bright but indirect sunlight daily, although the plant will tolerate low-light conditions.

Step 3

Keep the plant in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees F and away from cold drafts, such as those from air conditioning units, which could damage the leaves.

Step 4

Water when the first 2 to 3 inches of soil dry out. Insert your finger into the soil to check for dryness. Let the water run until it drains freely from the bottom of the container. Empty the water-catch tray when it fills up.

Step 5

Fertilize the jubilee plant with a water soluble, balanced (20-20-20) fertilizer once per month. Follow the directions for application on the label according to the size and age of your plant. Wipe the dust off of the leaves occasionally to avoid attracting spider mites and other indoor insect pests.

Tips and Warnings

  • Over-watered jubilee plants sometimes can develop root rot, which destroys the roots of the plant and eventually kills it.

Things You'll Need

  • Container with drainage holes
  • Rich, loamy potting soil
  • Watering tool
  • Water soluble, balanced (20-20-20) fertilizer


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About this Author

April Sanders has been a professional writer since 1998. Previously, she worked as an educator and currently writes academic research content for EBSCO publishing and elementary reading curriculum for Compass Publishing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from the University of Washington and a master's degree in information sciences and technology in education from Mansfield University.