Dieffenbachia is a Poisonous Plant

Hi Judy, I was just given a dieffenbachia as a birthday present from the people in my office. It is a beautiful plant but I have 2 toddlers at home. Is this a poisonous plant? Should I just keep it in my office at work? Thank you.


Hi Molly,

Learn why dieffenbachia plants lose leaves and how to prevent it at Houseplant411.com

A dieffenbachia is a very poisonous houseplant and should be kept away from small children and pets! You can read all my care tips for a dieffenbachia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.


You can read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in my book Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.