Dieffenbachia is commonly known as dumb cane, mother-in-law's tongue and leopard lily. It's a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina.
Species in this genus are popular as houseplants because of their tolerance of shade. The English names, dumb cane and mother-in-law's tongue (also used for Sansevieria species) refer to the poisoning effect of raphides, which can cause temporary inability to speak.
☀️ - Med/High: Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle direct, filtered morning and afternoon sun.
💧- Medium: Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once it becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
☣️ TOXIC TO ANIMALS ☣️