Dumb Cane Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Raineys7
May 24, 2010
Why does the leaves of my Dumb Cane have brown spots and holes in them? What does that indicate?

Answer from NGA
May 24, 2010


The oldest, lowest leaves can show yellowing and browning areas just before they fall off. It's a normal and natural shedding of the oldest leaves. If the problems are on the new leaves, the spots can indicate sunburn or feeding damage from spidermites or mealybugs. Look on the underside of the leaf for these pests. In general, dumb cane likes moderate to bright light (no direct sunsine) and appreciates you allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Other than these cultural preferences, dumb cane is relatively adaptable. Wish I had more information to share.

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