Dieffenbachia Compacta Plant

Dumb Cane Plants

Dieffenbachia Compacta HousePlants or Dumb Cane Plants are relatively easy-care houseplants with large, broad, oblong, green and cream colored leaves. Dieffenbachia HousePlants can be small table plants or 5-6ft. trees depending on the variety you select. Dieffenbachia HousePlants are fast growers that tend to get top heavy if not properly pruned.  All parts of Dieffenbachia HousePlants contain calcium oxalate, a chemical that irritates the skin. If ingested, the sap of Dieffenbachia HousePlants may cause throat swelling and could paralyze the vocal cords. Dieffenbachia HousePlants earned the nick-name “dumb cane” because the sap of the plant is so toxic it can cause a temporary inability to speak.  Be sure to keep Dieffenbachia HousePlants out of the reach of small pets and children.