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Dumb Cane in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dieffenbachia

 

Dumb Cane

Dieffenbachia has, large decorative leaves in dark and light shades of greens. It can grow to between 2m and 3m tall although houseplants typically reach 1.3m. It prefers filtered bright light. Water thoroughly, allowing it to dry a little between waterings. The common name “Dumb Cane” come from the fact that the juice from this plant paralyses the vocal chords!

 
plant Features
  • Dumb Cane likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Dumb Cane likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Dumb Cane is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Dumb Cane likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dumb Cane

Latin name

Dieffenbachia

type

Flowering plant

family

Araceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dumb Cane likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Dumb Cane is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Dumb Cane likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Dumb Cane likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dumb Cane is 0.50meters x 2.00meters 0.50 M 2.00 M

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia has, large decorative leaves in dark and light shades of greens. It can grow to between 2m and 3m tall although houseplants typically reach 1.3m. It prefers filtered bright light. Water thoroughly, allowing it to dry a little between waterings. The common name “Dumb Cane” come from the fact that the juice from this plant paralyses the vocal chords!


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

With a minimum temperature of 5 °C (41 °F), dieffenbachia must be grown indoors in temperate areas. They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient. They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilised with a proprietary houseplant fertiliser. Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves.

 
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