Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Philippine evergreen

Aglaonema commutatum Schott

It is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to the Asian continent, that grows up to 60 cm. tall. Its leaves are oval and elongated from the center to the tips, deep green with white or gray veins that can reach up to 13 cm. in length. Its flowers are very small and inconspicuous, creamy white, arranged in a 3 to 6 cm. long spadix. Its fruits are 15 to 25 cm long berries, green, yellow and finally red, depending on their point of maturity. It propagates by seed, division, cutting or by placing a portion of the stem in water which grows roots. It prefers a warm and tropical climate, in well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. It should not receive direct sun and moderate irrigation is required for cultivation.

Applications:

It is an ornamental plant, used in interior spaces.

Aglaonema commutatum Schott