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Botanical names:
Aglaonema commutatum Accepted
Aglaonema marantifolium var. commutatum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (46-61cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-white spathe
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Seasonal bloom
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Jun 20, 2017 4:58 PM

This clump forming plant has green spear shaped leaves with silvery bands across it. It produces an uninteresting white spathe which may be followed by red berries. It is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, as it is a low light plant. If placed outdoors for the summer, avoid direct sun.

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