Plant Identification: Unusual Dieffenbachia

Can you please identify this houseplant for me.

Hi Ashley,

Learn to identify the dieffenbachia oerstardii
Dieffenbachia Oersterdii

Your plant is a Dieffenbachia oerstedii which is not a dieffenbachia you see very often. Dieffenbachias are very poisonous houseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them. so please keep it away from pets and small children.

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”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.

You can read all my care tips for a dieffenbachia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.