Aglaonema, otherwise known as a Chinese evergreen, is a genus of about 40 species of rhizomatous evergreen plants in the family Araceae, native to the tropical swamps and rainforests of southeastern Asia. They are herbaceous perennial plants growing to 7- 59 inches in height. The leaves are alternate on the stems, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, dark to medium green, up to 18 inches long and 6 inches wide with a wide range of variegation depending on the species or variety. The flowers are relatively inconspicuous, white or greenish-white spathes with a protective green sheath that can give way to red berries. They are popular houseplants and ornamental plants for offices and shopping malls because they are among the easiest houseplants to grow.