Dieffenbachia

Commonly known as: Dumb Cane

All parts of this plant contain raphides; crystalline, needle-like structures which are ejected when cell walls are damaged. It's a defense mechanism against animals, and it can cause stinging and burning to the mouth. Hence the name, dumb cane. It's one of the best varieties for purifying indoor air and is easy to care for.

Light
They prefer bright rooms away from direct sun and can handle medium to low light.

Water
They are a bit tricky with their watering need. Keep the soil a bit moist perhaps by misting, but don't over-water the plant. 

Care level
This plant needs little care

Pet-friendly
Not safe for pets


*If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call the ASPCA at (888) 426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible

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