This classic houseplant has been gracing homes for decades. It is a time-proven houseplant that delivers consistently. Since dieffenbachias do so well in the office and home, new varieties have been introduced to the market with great success. You can find dieffenbachias with a variety of green, white, and cream-colored markings. Dieffenbachias are also known as Dumb Cane. The sap of the plant is toxic if ingested, causing mouth and throat irritation hence the name.
This plant loves high, bright, indirect light to medium light. The plant can get rather tall and wide, depending on the variety, so select a place that it can grow happily. Rotate the plant every month so the entire plant can get enough light all around it. If not rotated, the plant will start to lean and grow unevenly, favoring the area of most light exposure. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch and feed with a fertilizer for houseplants.
Some of our favorites: Dieffenbachia ‘Camille,’ Dieffenbachia ‘Carina,’ Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta,’
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Attractive foliage, easy-care
Dieffenbachia, dumb cane
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
High, bright, indirect light to medium light
Varies depending on the variety
Houseplant; none necessary
Red agalaonema, philodendron, pothos