Dieffenbachia Plant

Dieffenbachia compacta
Dumb Cane Plant

Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane Plants, native to the tropics of Mexico and all the way south to Argentina, are relatively easy-care houseplants with large, broad, patterned, oblong leaves. They can be small table plants or 5ft-6ft. trees depending on the variety you select. Dieffenbachias are fast-growing houseplants that tend to get top heavy if not properly pruned.  All parts of a Dieffenbachia are extremely poisonous which is how they earned the nickname “dumb cane plant.”

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants