Dieffenbachia

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Dieffenbachia

a genus of the plant family Araceae; contains insoluble raphide oxalate crystals, and possibly other toxins, which cause severe irritation of the oral mucosa, especially swelling of the tongue. Includes D. maculata, D. picta, D. seguinae. Called also dumbcane.
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BOLD floor displays of leafy plants such as bromeliads, dumb cane or Dieffenbachia, spider plants, trailing fig ivy and ferns will give a distinctly tropical air to the decor.
Philodendrons belong to the arum family (Araceae), which includes many popular indoor plants such as devil's ivy (Pothos), arrowhead vine (Syngonium), Swiss cheese plant (Monstera), peace lily (Spathiphyllum), dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) and Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema).
Semi-sun areas: The Dumb Cane, don't let its name fool you, this plant is easy to maintain and has high transpiration rates (a big appetite for toxins).
Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) - This large leaved houseplant is poisonous, while the sap can cause skin and eye irritation.
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When it outgrew and broke its 6-inch pot, Barbara Wick's 2-foot-tall dumb cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) needed quick relacation.
Moderately so are azalea, black locust, Chinese lantern, Christmas cherry, nettle, St John's wort, deadly nightshade, dumb cane, ergot, horsetail, horse chestnut, larkspur, lupin, rhododendron and rhubarb.