Dieffenbachia maculata

Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia maculata

Phonetic: Deef-fen-Bok-ee-uh Mak-You-lah-tuh

Common Name(s): Dumb Cane

Family: Araceae
Origin: Caribbean to tropical South America
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, ovate-oblong to oblong pointed
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Colorful and shiny leaves, green with patches of cream and white
Fall Color: –
Texture: Coarse
Density: Not dense
Bloom Season: Seasonal bloomer
Flower Color(s): White

Exposure: Part shade to full shade
USDA: 10-12
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 3-10 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems, spider mites, scale, aphids, mealybugs, fungal leaf spot, rots, blight
Soil: Loamy, peaty, well-drained potting soil with bright indirect light

Features: Sap is poisonous, attractive foliage
Uses: Containers for bright indoor locations

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