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Dieffenbachia 'Dumb Cane'

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The Dieffenbachia 'Dumb Cane' plant is an easy to care for house plant, great for first time plant parents. This plant features pointed, ovate leaves that come in a variety of combinations of green and white in color. Its lighting needs depend on the season. In the winter months, it prefers bright light, but during spring and summer months, it thrives in low light conditions. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia spp.
  • Common Name: Dumb Cane
  • Family: Arum
  • Native Range: Caribbean, South America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers low light during spring and summer. Prefers bright light in the winter
  • Water: Water thoroughly. Soil must remain moist
  • Humidity:  Average humidity
  • Temperature:  Above 60F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize regularly (every 4 to 6 weeks) with a balanced, diluted fertilizer
  • Growth: Upright
  • Propagation: Division
  • Common Pests:  Look out for spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

What to Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information.