Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Chinese Evergreen

The Chinese Evergreen has great foliage; the leaves are punctuated with shades of silver, gray, or shades of green making this an attractive choice to brighten low-light areas of your home. You can use Chinese evergreen as a ground cover around an upright, treelike houseplant. Or showcase it alone as a specimen plant.

Why We Love It: It's extra tough and has attractive leaves that brighten low light spots.

Name: Aglaonema commutatum

Growing Conditions: Low to medium light; 60-75 degrees F.; keep evenly moist

Size: To 3 feet tall and wide

Note: All parts of this plant are poisonous and can cause severe irritation of the lips, tongue, and throat if eaten or chewed by pets or children.