The Main Plant entry for Dieffenbachias (Dieffenbachia)

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Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Toxicity: Other: All parts of plant contain calcium oxalate crystals, an irritant to the mouth and esophagus. Toxic to cats and dogs.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Remove seed(s) from berry which contains chemicals that inhibit germination.

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Location: My green houseDate: 2-19-2013the leaves are dying off. I only water it once a week and just re
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-16
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Location: ArkansasDate: 2019-08-03
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Location: ArkansasDate: 2019-07-31Rescued from the "depot" garden center, for $5, infested with ton
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-08-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-11-19left side
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-01
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Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.Date: 2015-12-05Plant in the middle.
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Location: austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2015-09-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-12-06
By jmorth
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Date: 2017-05-21need help identifying type of plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Plant ID by Calif_Sue May 24, 2017 7:22 AM 2
Dieffenbachia? by kniphofia Mar 18, 2019 3:31 AM 3
This is not the cultivar 'Camouflage' by plantladylin Aug 18, 2019 11:25 AM 3
Show off your newest/favorite houseplant! by Megos1286 Sep 7, 2019 5:38 PM 20
My indoor Dieffenbachia is dying slowly by saviour1988 Sep 4, 2019 4:12 PM 10
Yellow leaves in Dumb Cane by SanaR Sep 1, 2019 8:16 AM 6
Modified House plants by Sallymander Aug 22, 2019 8:05 PM 6
What is this plant? by Nakita90 Aug 29, 2019 8:25 AM 10
Are pests causing the leaf damage on my houseplants? by PlantNewbie07 Aug 19, 2019 12:40 PM 2
Dieffenbachia leaves too small by drdentz Aug 16, 2019 1:18 PM 2
Dieffenbachia yellowing leaves, help! by nn29 Aug 14, 2019 3:19 PM 1
Help! My dumbcane plant has spots and yellow leaves by Hayleejane233 Aug 6, 2019 6:05 PM 2
Help with Zebra Plant, Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia Camille) and Mistletoe Cactus by KinCO Aug 5, 2019 5:07 PM 1

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