Dieffenbachia Tiki 6" 8" 10"
6" or 8" or 10"
Also known in some areas as Mother-In-Law's Tongue - interesting!
The large and showy Dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office.
Several Dieffenbachia species have recently been reassigned with different names, so you may run into confusion on the precise naming of different varieties.
Collectively, they are generally known as Dieffenbachias, or Dumb Canes.
How did the name Dumb Cane originate?
Chewing the plant can cause swelling of the tongue, and difficulty speaking.
When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, you’ll find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions in which you might not expect a dieffenbachia houseplant to grow.
Rotate your Dieffenbachia houseplant regularly to provide adequate light to all sides of the plant and prevent it from reaching toward the light on one side.
Browning bottom leaves on the Dieffenbachia is normal for the plant, snip them off to keep the plant tidy.
If other leaves appear bleached, with a webby substance on the underside, check and treat the plant for spider mites with Insecticidal Soap Spray or Neem Oil.
If you notice water droplets on the plant, you may wonder, “Why does my Dieffenbachia plant drip water?”
This is the byproduct of the transpiration process, which is active in most plants.
It’s also important to note that the leaves, if chewed or eaten, can cause temporary swelling of the tongue and throat, leading to a temporary loss of speech.
While this is usually not serious, it can cause suffocation.
Avoid placing the plant where curious children or pets might be tempted to taste it.
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