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Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema modestum

Other plants called Chinese Evergreen:

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

Easily grown for the lush tropical-looking foliage as a houseplant or outdoor container plant, a perennial herb with dark green stems; leaves large, up to 10 in. long, often variegated.  Grown indoors the Aglaonema genus prefers well-diffused light but can tolerate low light levels.  Any good quality potting mix will support plant growth, allow the medium to dry between waterings (but not for more than a day or two), and avoid using cold water.  This plant is sensitive to cold, it prefers a range of daytime temperatures between 70F - 80F.  Can be grown outdoors in warm regions but must be protected by shade.

Flowers are seldom seen, the flower is a spadix surrounded by a spathe.  Removal of flowers/fruits will redirect energy to foilage.

Soil-borne nematodes and mites could be a problem for this plant.

Found in: interiorscape

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aglaonema
    Species:
    modestum
    Family:
    Araceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Philippines, Malayasia
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 11b, 11a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Fleshy, oval
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spadix
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are seldom seen. They are in a spadix surrounded by a spathe.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Undulate
    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
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Multi-trunked, thick green stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade
    Humidity
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • 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