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Arching pointed leaves up to 12 inches long, usually marbled with white or cream, grow out of a canelike stem. The large leaves of dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia spp.) provide a tropical architectural accent; the plant also blends well into a mixed grouping of foliage. One of dieffenbachia's common names, dumb cane, comes from the toxic sap in the leaves and stems that causes tongue numbness and swelling when chewed by humans or pets.
Size: To 1 - 6 feet high and 1 - 3 feet wide
Growing conditions: Low to medium light; 65 - 80°F; evenly moist soil
Pictured: Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia seguine)