Dieffenbachia is one of the easiest indoor houseplants to grow — and one of the most common indoor plants. This tropical shrub shows off lush leaves that are usually marked in shades of cream, yellow, or white, making dieffenbachia a top pick for brightening dim corners indoors. Dieffenbachia adds fun color and texture without flowers.
- Light. Most dumb cane plants prefer a medium to bright light source. …
- Water. The best way to water your dumbcane is to let it get moderately dry and then completely drench the soil. …
- Soil. Like many houseplants, dieffenbachia plants need a soil that retain some water but also drain well. …
A frost-sensitive tender perennial, dumbcane is commonly grown as a houseplant. ‘Camille’ has creamy yellow leaves with rich green borders. This plant has a bushy look but as its lower leaves are shed its stem becomes more evident.
Dumbcane grows best in moist, rich well-drained soil and bright, filtered light. Reduce watering in cooler winter months both inside and out. Watch for snail or slug damage on leaves and too low humidity will cause leaves to curl and brown. All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten and its sap may cause skin irritation.