Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) -  - Wild Lark - Wild Lark
Wild Lark

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

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Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) is a popular tropical houseplant known for its striking, variegated foliage. It is native to Central and South America and thrives in indoor environments with proper care. Follow these care instructions to keep your Dumb Cane healthy and thriving:

  1. Light: Place your Dumb Cane in a location with bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but its growth may slow and variegation may fade. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water your Dumb Cane when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

  3. Humidity: Dumb Cane prefers moderate to high humidity levels. To increase humidity, place a tray filled with water and pebbles underneath the pot, mist the leaves occasionally, or use a humidifier.

  4. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C) for optimal growth. This plant can tolerate a range of temperatures but avoid exposing it to temperatures below 60°F (15°C) or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Dumb Cane with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a half-strength solution to avoid over-fertilizing. Reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months during fall and winter.

  6. Pruning: Prune your Dumb Cane as needed to maintain its shape and size. Remove any yellow or brown leaves and trim the tips if they become damaged. You can also pinch back the growing tips to encourage bushier growth.

  7. Repotting: Repot your Dumb Cane every 2-3 years or when the roots outgrow the pot. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one. Be gentle when handling the roots, and water the plant thoroughly after repotting.

Pet-friendly or toxic to pets?

According to the ASPCA, Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) is toxic to both cats and dogs. The plant contains insoluble calcium oxalates, which can cause oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips, and tongue, excessive drooling, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing if ingested. To keep your pets safe, it's best to place the Dumb Cane in an area that is inaccessible to them. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of a Dumb Cane, contact your veterinarian immediately.