Chinese Evergreen

Scientific name

Aglaonema modestum, A. commutatum

Common name

Chinese evergreen

Type

House plant

Toxicity: 2

Ingestion may cause minor symptoms such as rash, vomiting or diarrhea.

Toxic parts

Leaves and stems

Description

  • Perennial herb
  • Medium- to dark-green stem
  • Large, oval leaves, often with white or grayish accents
  • Small flowers with a hood surrounding a spathe (spike with tiny flowers)

24-hour Poison Control Center hotline:

1-800-222-1222

Disclaimer

The list of poisonous plants on this website does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Health System does not advise eating any of the plants listed on this website. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.

 

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