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Aglaonema modestum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ah-glah-oh-NAY-mah moh-DES-tum
This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial herb with dark green stem; leaves large, up to 10 in. long, often variegated; flowers are seldom seen, the flower is a spadix surrounded by a spathe.

 

Found in: interiorscape

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#houseplant#perennial#interiorscape#variegated foliage
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#houseplant#perennial#interiorscape#variegated foliage
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aglaonema
    Species:
    modestum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are seldom seen. They are in a spadix surrounded by a spathe.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are large, up to 10 in. long, often variegated.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Medium
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Poisonous through ingestion or dermatitis. Symptoms may include skin irritation after contact with cell sap; if chewed, irritation of mouth, lips, throat, and tongue. Poisonous to animals including dogs, cats, and horses. Animals may have the following symptoms: struggle to swallow, irritated/painful--even burning/swelling mouth (including lips and tongue), may vomit, foam at the mouth, and much drooling. To humans and animals, it is poisonous if ingested (or if the juice from the plant is touched). Other symptoms (more so for humans) include a rash, pain where the rash is, and mucous membranes irritated.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Calcium oxalate crystals
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems