Chinese Evergreen

Scientific Name

Aglaonema modestum, A. commutatum

Common Name

Chinese evergreen


House plant

Toxicity: 2

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

Toxic Parts

Leaves and stems


  • 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)


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