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QUICK FACTS

  • HPRWA SCORE 1
  • SYNONYMS
  • ELEVATION RANGE Low|Mid|High
  • FAMILY Araceae
  • PLANT TYPE Herbaceous
  • WATER REQUIRMENTS Requires regular water
  • SOIL REQUIRMENTS
  • SUN EXPOSURE Partial sun to Full shade
  • SALT TOLERANCE
  • DRAINAGE REQUIRED Requires good drainage
  • PROPAGATION METHODS Vegetative (cuttings)

Aglaonema commutatum
(Chinese evergreen)

This plant is a low maintenance evergreen herbaceous shrub. It resembles Diffenbachia (dumb cane). It is a good indoor plant as it thrives in indirect sunlight. Use well-drained peat soil and water regularly to keep your house plant happy. It is also a good addition to shady low maintenance gardens. It does flower however they aren’t showy. The beauty comes from the green and creamy white mottled foliage. It is native to the Philippines specifically Northeastern Celebes.

Plant Uses

  • Container plant
  • Shade
  • Ornamental
  • Indoor plant

Dangers

Toxic to humans