Its easy to care for style and resilience to neglect make it a wonderful house plant Dieffenbachia amoena (scientific name) plants will grow up to six feet tall. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: A robust herbaceous shrub with usually unbranched fleshy stems and large elliptic leaves arching gracefully from the upright. Dieffenbachias are easy houseplants that tolerate a wide range of conditions. The name Dumb Cane reflects the fact that the acrid sap will burn.

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Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Should this be the case you could try and use the top parts as cuttings. These blooms are green and rather unimpressive.

All three pests enjoy diecfenbachia up home on the Dumb Cane. Although not a cold hearted killer, it does cause some very unpleasant side effects and a hefty amount of pain to go with it. Dieffenbachia oerstedii at Chicago Botanic Garden. Are They a Problem?

Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane / Leopard Lily)

This is actually wrong, light shade is acceptable but nothing darker. Dumbcane Scientific classification Kingdom: They also need moderately moist dieffenbbachia, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary houseplant fertilizer. Average sized pots result in a more manageable size of 0. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dieffenbachia amoena.


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If the roots are becoming dense, re-pot into a size bigger pot. This is one houseplant which probably wont mind a routine watering regime.

The truth is that Dumb Cane s are poisonous, however it rarely kills human or animal. A normal sign of aging. Seriously toxic to cats and ampena. This plant propagates best from new growth cuttings or from breaking away young stems that grow on the side of the plant. Dieffenbachia amoena scientific name plants will grow up to six feet tall, and are known for their wide, bushy leaves. Retrieved from ” https: Avoid coming into contact with the sap and if you do, wash it off before you accidentally rub your eye or somewhere equally unfortunate.

Stories that Dieffenbachia is a deadly poison are urban legends. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Dieffenbachia Amoena

These leaves grow out of a central stem system. Scale and Aphids can be removed with a soapy spray you may need to do this a few times dieffenbxchia ensure you eradicate them entirely.

Red Spider Mite can be a problem in such situations though. About the Dumb Cane Houseplant Dieffenbachia or to use its common name Dumb Cane has a bad reputation as a houseplant. Temperature Warm, always warm.


Although this plant will occasionally produce buds that are 5 inches 12 cm long, they will only bloom in perfect conditions.

Dieffenbachia or to use its common name Dumb Cane has a bad reputation as a houseplant. Like Pothosthe Dumb Cane is a real crier.

The plant suffers if the temperatures get to low, it would prefer to share your living areas rather than hidden away in a rarely used unheated guest room.

Dumb Cane Plants Indoors – Dieffenbachia Amoena

Plants that receive too little light or too little water will simply not grow as quickly as dieffenhachia that are diieffenbachia proper care. It is a very popular and hardy shade-loving plant. So if transportation is required, stop watering for a few days, to prevent the leaves from breaking. You’ve most likely been overwatering and this combined with low temperatures is often too much for the plant to cope with.

Journal of Tropical Ecology. The only all green variety is D. Common Problem This plant will only produce blooms from its buds if it is exposed to bright, indirect sunlight. Retrieved March 17, Home Foliage Plants You’re Here.

It will tolerate extended periods of watering neglect, but the leaves will begin to shrivel.