Dieffenbachia is one of the most popular and familiar of all houseplants. Although not often used, its common name Dumb Cane comes from the fact that if ingested, a chemical compound in the leaves causes numbness and swelling of the lips. This reaction can last for several days. It can be toxic to pets, so should be kept out of reach. When pruning or trimming the leaves, wear gloves and avoid contact with the eyes.
Dieffenbachia is native to Central and ...Continue Reading →