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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For a jungle look, arrange striking architectural plants with bold leaves such as parlour palm and rubber plants for the centre-piece and in-fill with bushy plants with leaves like crotons and dumb cane plus exotic blooms like orchids.
Danger in the garden: look out for (clockwise from top left) glory lily, dumb cane, morning glory and monkshood
Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia) ( this large-leaved houseplant is poisonous, while the sap can cause skin and eye irritation.
Daffodil, oleander, poinsettia, dumb cane, mistletoe, and philodendron are house plants that can be toxic to pets if ingested.
For a jungle look, arrange striking architectural plants with bold leaves such as parlour palms, Swiss cheese and rubber plants as the centrepiece Then fill in using bushy plants with colourful leaves like crotons and dumb cane and plants like the Boston fern, which have complementary and contrasting foliage.
All parts of the plant are poisonous Dumb cane This large leaved houseplant is poisonous, while the sap can cause skin and eye irritation.
How much less food and water is given will depend on the particular species and where it is growing but the idea is to keep foliage plants such as the rubber plant and weeping fig, dumb cane (dieffenbachia), yuccas, palms, and even hardier types like ivies and ferns, just ticking over, barely growing at all, until the spring.