The Main Plant entry for Dieffenbachias (Dieffenbachia)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Dieffenbachias.

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 indoor gardenDate: 2019-11-03Possible cultivar ID: Exotica
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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
Dieffenbachia !! by Aryxnnx Apr 5, 2021 11:31 AM 1
What is this plant?? by ab1523 Mar 17, 2021 10:50 AM 7
Dumb cane/dieffenbachia by Zulalu Mar 12, 2021 11:53 AM 3
Dieffenbachia / Janet Craig - Please Help! by MaKennaMae Mar 4, 2021 12:19 PM 1
What is my Dieffenbachia doing? by rainbowsprinkles Mar 3, 2021 9:50 AM 5
Monstera Andansonii as aquarium plant? by NinaLovesPlants Feb 14, 2021 12:23 PM 2
Dieffenbachia Care by taymor0 Feb 27, 2021 8:04 PM 2
Plant ID by BayuAriefianto Jan 30, 2021 6:48 PM 29
Houseplant soil; amending Costa Farms peat mix by codielane Jan 15, 2021 4:19 PM 5
Absolutely Top Quality Caladium Bulbs by caladiums4less Mar 31, 2021 1:06 PM 11

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