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Dumb Cane

Beautiful, bold foliage plant; attractive displayed alone or in groupings. As plants grow, the lower leaves drop, revealing an interesting trunklike stalk. Keep out of the reach of small children and pets, as the sap is irritating to the mouth.

Companion Plants

Carolina Cherry Laurel

Common Boxwood

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Dumb Cane

  • Botanical name

    Dieffenbachia hybrid

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    3-10' (1-3 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Apply mulch

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Marylou N.'s collection
  • Randy G.'s collection