Warning: It’s also important to note that the leaves, if chewed or eaten, can cause temporary swelling of the tongue and throat, leading to a temporary loss of speech and the common plant name of dumbcane. Avoid placing the dumbcane plant where curious children or pets might be tempted to taste it.
It’s also important to remember that this plant likes fairly warm conditions, from 18 degrees to 24 degrees Celsius. If the temperature drops below 10 degrees or if the plant is exposed to cold drafts, it is likely to lose lower leaves and assume a palm-like appearance.
The Dieffenbachia is a lush and showy plant from the tropics of Mexico, South America, and the West Indies.
If you notice water droplets on the dumbcane plant, you may wonder, “Why does my dieffenbachia plant drip water?” This is the byproduct of the transpiration process, which is active in most plants.
With lush leaves many times larger than the palm of your hand, Deiffenbachia has seen a large uptrend in recent years as an indoor plants.
Overall, the Dieffenbachia is a hardy plant and will reward you with a long lifespan if properly cared for.