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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Normal room humidity is fine. Occasionally you may find water like droplets have formed and collected on the leaf tips. This transition is random, even within the same leaf, creating ribbons and spots of yellow and green along the leaf’s body.

Aroideae Araceae genera Garden plants House plants Poisonous plants. Orchid Cattleya, Lycaste, Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum. The Dumb Cane plant is a strong species that will thrive in any light conditions other than direct sunlight. If the roots are becoming dense, re-pot into a size diefrenbachia pot. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Dieffenbachia Amoena

Most plant owners remove the buds when they appear, as they are a waste of the plant’s energy. There are many cultivars to choose from and unlike in some of our other plant profiles, we aren’t going to list dieffenbadhia all. Hospitalization may be necessary if prolonged contact is made with the throat, in which severe swelling has the potential to affect breathing.

Dieffenbachia Schott Synonyms [1] Seguinum Raf. Dieffenbachia Care Guide Light Another false belief about Dieffenbachia’s is that they need very little light.


Confusingly brown edges can also indicate underwatering. Retrieved 12 February Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary houseplant fertilizer. Although not dieftenbachia cold hearted killer, it does cause some very unpleasant side effects and a hefty amount of pain to go with it. Average sized pots result in a more manageable size of 0.

It will grow in almost any soil mix except sand and orchid mixtures. This plant needs to have its root density checked annually in the spring. Red Spider Mite can be a problem in such situations though.

Dieffenbachia amoena – Wikipedia

Its English names, dumb cane and mother-in-law’s tongue also used for Sansevieria species refer to the poisoning effect of raphideswhich can cause temporary inability to speak. Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves. In such cases, symptoms generally include severe pain which can last for several days to weeks. Retrieved from ” https: In some cases the swelling is so bad it causes the victim to go silent for inability to talk, this is where the common name of Dumb Cane came from.

Archived from the original PDF on July 16, Dieffenbachia includes a number of unresolved taxonomic names, such as Dieffenbachia amoena. Seriously toxic to cats and dogs. Makoyana, C Lancifolia and others.

Dieffenbachia amoena

Top 10 Air Purifying Plants See dieeffenbachia plants that not only spruce up the home but remove harmful toxins. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Journal of Tropical Ecology. Retrieved 17 June To aoena a healthy plant you should be giving indirect bright amodna. Scale and Aphids can be removed with a soapy spray you may need to do this a few times to ensure you eradicate them entirely. Reduce watering for a week before transplant. Of course always adjust according to the season and to the needs of your own Dumb Canefor example expect in very warm months to water more often amowna in Winter less regularly.


The beauty of the dumb cane plant comes from the unique pattern found on every leaf. The temperature got too cold, you subjected the plant to draughts, you didn’t water correctly or provide enough light to sustain it. Dieffenbachia amoena scientific name plants will grow up to six feet tall, and are known for their wide, bushy leaves. A normal sign of aging.

diieffenbachia Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata All stub articles. House Plant Identification Submit your house plant to the new forum and ask others for identification. The only all green variety is D. Wikimedia Commons has dieffenvachia related to Dieffenbachia. The truth is that Dumb Cane s are poisonous, however it rarely kills human or animal.

Its easy to care for style and resilience to neglect make it a wonderful house plant