Here is the list, using their common names, from the NASA study: English Ivy, Spider plant, Golden Pothos, Peace Lily, Chinese Evergreen
, Bamboo or Reed Palm, Snake Plant, Heartleaf, Split-leaf and Elephant Ear Philodendrons, Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina), Cornstalk, Janet Craig, Warneckii and Red-edged Dracaenas.
A Chinese evergreen
(Aglaonema) is the best - and you needn't take my word for it
This is a horticultural marvel known as Chinese evergreen
jasmine, pink jasmine or, for simplicity's sake, climbing jasmine.
Aloe, calla lily, Chinese evergreen
, dieffenbachia, croton, elephant ear and philodendron are listed in various references as having toxins within them that are poisonous.
In the photographs at right, we show how three Chinese evergreen
plants were separated from a single parent.
Other good choices for low-light areas are the Chinese evergreen
, the Nephthytis or Arrowhead vine and various varities of easy-to-grow palms.
Withers also sells ficus or Benjamin fig, Chinese evergreen
, and diffenbachia.
This is true, for example, of the root of ginseng (Panax ginseng), and wu wei zi, the magnolia vine (Schisandra chinensis), gan gao (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), du zhong (Eucommia ulmoides, the only member of its family, the Eucommiaceae, and which is endemic to the Chinese evergreen
broadleaf forests), and ginger (Zin-giber officinale).
Philodendrons belong to the arum family (Araceae), which includes many popular indoor plants such as devil's ivy (Pothos), arrowhead vine (Syngonium), Swiss cheese plant (Monstera), peace lily (Spathiphyllum), dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) and Chinese evergreen
One of the best plants for poorly lit spaces, the Chinese evergreen
bears dark green leaves 1 1/2 feet long and 5 inches wide, in clumps 2 to 3 feet tall.