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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If a leaf is chewed, these crystals can cause a temporary burning sensation and erythema.

After several weeks new growth should sprout from near the top of the bare cane as in the picture above. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Reduce watering for a week before transplant. If the cane you have cut off has a crown of leaves at the top, you can also reuse this by planting it into a similar compost mix.

The ultimate height of Dumb Canes will be in response to the size of ajoena pots.

Retrieved March 17, This is one houseplant which probably wont mind a routine watering regime. Amofna plant needs to have its root density checked annually in the spring. Watering makes the leaves stiffen. Dieffenbachia amoena is a very popular house plant due to its easy going nature.


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You can somtimes divide Dumb Canes when you repot them if they’re very bushy, although for the same reason why you should think carefully before repotting – when you divide you inevitably reduce the bushy nature.

It should not be placed in front of an air-conditioner unit or fan. Dieffenbachia or to dieffehbachia its common name Dumb Cane has a bad reputation as a houseplant. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Like any other Dieffenbachia its sap is poisonous.

Subscribe for tips, news and deals. You can repot at any time of the year but do so with caution for two reasons.

Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane / Leopard Lily)

Dieffenbachia amoena can be propagated by tip and nodal cuttings. The Golden Rule is to water well, then leave to dry out, before watering really well again.

By using this site, you agree to amoenw Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After watering its leaf becomes straight and brittle. If you give it a large container you could be looking at 1. Top 10 Air Purifying Plants See house plants that not only spruce up the home but remove harmful toxins.

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The only all green variety is D. Dieffenbachia amoena dumbcane is a monocot which is commonly cultivated as a houseplant, for its decorative leaves. These blooms are green and rather unimpressive.

Dieffenbachia amoena

Just wick the water away with a tissue to prevent this burn. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To maintain a healthy plant you should be giving indirect bright light. Seriously toxic to cats and dogs.

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Dieffenbachhia will accept lighting conditions up to full shade and continue stunted growth. Most plant owners remove the buds when they appear, as they are a waste of the plant’s energy. It may be down to the cultivars we grow personally D. It can attain a height of 6 feet in favourable condition. House Plant Identification Submit your house plant to the new forum and ask others for identification. There are many cultivars to choose from and unlike in some of our other plant profiles, we aren’t going to list them all.