Aglaonema is a slow growing sub-tropical foliage plants with large glossy narrow oval leaves with short stems, and which are often variegated colours. Aglaonema comes from the Greek ‘aglos’ (bright) and ‘nema’ (thread).They make popular indoor houseplants in places that do not enjoy a sub-tropical climate. As a house-plant the main requirements are warmth, out of draughts, moisture, and bright light - particularly for variegated cultivars - but not direct sunlight. 'Sapphire Suzanne' has dark green leaves with pink margins and stems
The sap of this plant is poisonous. It causes irritation of skin and if any parts are chewed, several infection of throat, tongue and mouth occurs.