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  Aglaonema commutatum Schott
  Family Name : Araceae

  Common Names : Chinese Evergreen, Silver Evergreen, Pewter, Painted Drop-Tongue

 
Chinese Evergreen,Silver Evergreen,Pewter,Painted Drop-Tongue
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      TRUE
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous; Creeper)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Shrubby
      Maximum Height :
      0.45 m to 0.60 m
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      0.45 m to 0.60 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Indonesia, Philippines
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Herbaceous shrub, 45 - 60cm height.
      Foliage: Leaves lance-shaped, dark green with attractive silver-grey blotches.
      Flowers: White spadix with greenish-white spathe.
      Fruits: Fleshy berries, maturing from green to orange to red.
      Cultivation :
      Prefers bright diffused light, but tolerant of deep shade. Propagate by division or stem cuttings. Do not overwater, as excessive watering causes root rot and yellowing of leaves.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Disease / Pest Resistant, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Flowerbed / Border, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Toxic Upon Ingestion, [Remarks] (All parts of plants are poisonous if eaten.)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade, [Remarks] (Too much water will cause root rot and leaves to turn yellow.)
      Water Preference :
      [Remarks] (Too much water will cause root rot and leaves to turn yellow.), Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
      Planting Distance :
      0.6 m to 0.9 m
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Low
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting, Division, [Remarks] (Propagation by seed may not result in plants with variegated leaves.)
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Silver / Grey
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Spiral
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Typical Foliar Area :
      Mesophyll ( 45cm2 - 182.25 cm2 )
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Herbaceous
      Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, Green, White
      Inflorescence Type :
      Spathe & Spadix
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Red
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)

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