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Dieffenbachia may be grown as a small tree with a canelike stem or as a shrubby plant with multiple stems. It thrives in low to medium light. Grow it at room temperature and keep the soil evenly moist. It is sometimes called dumb cane, a reference to the effects of its toxic sap, which can cause tongue numbness and swelling if chewed by children or pets.
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more varieties for Dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camilla' has leaves with a broad band of white, edged in green. Leaves turn more solidly green in low light conditions.
Dieffenbachia maculata usually remains under 3 feet tall with multiple stems and shrubby growth. Medium green leaves are irregularly splashed with creamy white variegation.
Dieffenbachia seguine has a canelike stem and arching leaves up to 12 inches long. They are usually marbled with white or cream.
'Tropical Tiki' dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia maculata 'Tropical Tiki' has leaves with a band of silvery green splotched with cream blotches.
'Tropic Snow' dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia seguine 'Tropic Snow' has pale green and cream variegation on extra large leaves.