Chinese evergreen:Aglaonema is a genus of about 40 species of rhizomatous evergreen plants native to the tropical rainforests of southeastern Asia. The sap is poisonous to humans and can cause skin irritation.
English ivy:Hedera helix plant can be invasive when used outdoors, but it's a great houseplant.
Spider plant:Chlorophytum comosum comes in solid and variegated forms and carry "plantlets" at the tips of the branches.
Peace lily: A popular houseplant, these are not a true lily but are from the Araceae family. They do not need excessive light or water to survive, and they remove benzene and other pollutants.
Bamboo palm:Chamaedorea sefritzii is also known as the reed palm; it thrives in shady spaces. It tops the list of plants best for filtering out both benzene and trichloroethylene as well as formaldehyde.
All of these are found in local shops, are easy to maintain and are long-lived.
Another unknown flower
Can you identify this plant? It was grown from a seed packet of mixed cut flowers. I have looked through all of my gardening books to no avail. It is now going to seed. I have seen goldfinches feeding on them. I enjoy your article in the Sunday Gazette-Mail.
-- Regards, Patricia McIntire, Hurricane
Any answers for Patricia?
Reach Sara Busse at sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.