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Dieffenbachia seguine (Dumb Cane)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 502056



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Dieffenbachia
Species: Dieffenbachia seguine
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Evergreen
  • Houseplant
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
  • Tropical
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
  • 11 (Above 40 F / Above 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
  • Variegated
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Suitable For edit
  • Centre Piece
  • Container/Patio
  • Indoor
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Shade Garden
  • Tropical Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Moist
  • Acidic / Peaty
Soil pH edit
Bloom Colour edit
  • Cream
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Stem Cutting
  • Layering - Air
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • All parts of this plant are poisonous edit | delete
  • Make sure you keep pets and children away from this plant! Sap is toxic. Causes temporary speechlessness when touched to the tongue. edit | delete
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kuntrygal (315)
  purpleinopp (8118)
Frank (2698)
Member8170 (486)
zuzu's petals (2148)


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 Rachel Mckay's Garden


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Frank (2698) wrote on May 26 2008
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A tropical plant commonly used as a houseplant. Leaves are variegated with white, cream, yellow and are very decorative. It is toxic and can cause cause swelling if ingested. May also cause a rash if sap comes in contact with skin.

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Other names for this plant:
Dieffenbachia maculata
Dieffenbachia picta



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