How to grow Dumb cane

Dumb cane grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Dieffenbachia also known as Dieffenbachia amoena or Dumbcane, Dumb cane perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green variegate green with pink, yellow or white.

Dumb cane flowers

Flower color white with big stem with green stamen that looks like linear ice pop hive, bracts are the showy part in the plant.

Bracts color can be: green or white to cream.

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How to grow Dumb cane growing and care:

More than 7C, little humidity, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year can bloom but after a lot of years

General information about the flower
White flower with big stem with green stamen that looks like linear ice pop hive, bracts are the showy part in the plant, bracts color can be: green or white to cream

Scientific name: Dieffenbachia amoena

How to grow Dumb cane

Growing Dumb cane plant

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Dumb cane


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Pink leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13