Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae.



Dieffenbachias→Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia seguine)

Common names:
Dumb Cane


Botanical names:
Dieffenbachia seguine Accepted
Dieffenbachia picta Synonym
Dieffenbachia maculata Synonym
Dieffenbachia amoena Synonym


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 10 feet (.9-3m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (.6-.9m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red when ripe.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Spathe pale green to whitish. Spadix white.
Flower Time: Other: Seasonal.
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Beetles
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots