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BOTANICAL
NAME
DIEFFENBACHIA
MACULATA
PRONUNCIATION
dee - fen -BACH- ee- ah
MACK - you - la - ta
COMMON NAME
Dumbcane
FAMILY
Araceae
Life Cycle
Houseplant- perennial
Outdoors- annual
Growth Habit
Shrub
ARRANGEMENT
Alternate
LEAF
Elliptical
Length 8” - 12”
Width 4”
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MARGIN
Entire
VEINS
Pinnate
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COMPOSITION
Simple
FLOWER
White
Spathe and Spadix
Randomly flowers
FRUIT
Orange changing to
red
3/8” long
EXPOSURE
Shade
GROWTH
Rapid
USE
House Plant
DESCRIPTION
Leaves are dark green
with spots of greysilver on them
Has more leaf veins
than Aglaonema
DESCRIPTION
Has leaf sheath that is
open all the way down
whereas Aglaonema
leaf sheath is open a
little way and then
closes tight
Interesting Info
Called ‘Dumbcane’
because if you eat it,
you will lose your
voice or your life
CULTURAL
PRACTICES
Propagate by cuttings
or air layering
PROBLEMS
ZONES
Tropical
NATIVE OF:
Costa Rica