WhatsApp Dieffenbachia Amoena is the botanical name of this plant. It is commonly known as Dumb Cane Plant. It is a very popular plant used to decorate the house. This plants are belongs to the native of West Indies. Dieffenbachia is flowering plant. But the flower appears unattractive and unimpressive.
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Download Step 6: Maximum Growth You might be wondering about how this plant got so big. There are many varieties of Dieffenbachia and this happens to be one of the largest. It has the genetics to be a monster plant but it needs care too.
Every couple months it gets some plant spikes. Pretty much one spike for every severed human head that can fit in the pot. This happens to be a four head pot. Water often but if the plant starts to cry back off on the water a bit. They will literally drip water from the tips of their leaves if you give them too much. They also like water in the little hollows at the base of the leaves and in the top of the plant. Never yank a leaf off.
It is natural for them to lose lower leaves as they get taller. If you pull the leaf off it will scar the trunk and retard stem growth see pic above. Occasionally they will make strange primitive peeled banana like flowers but it will never self fertilize. The male and female parts are in the same flower but mature at different times. But as far as I can tell you can clone this plant thru cuttings indefinitely Add Tip.
Shortening and Propagating a Huge Dieffenbachia Amoena
As a result, the frog population fluctuated with the abundance of Dieffenbachia, especially in secondary forest. Researchers concluded that the reason for the rapid decline in Dieffenbachia was due to increased abundance of the collared peccary Pecari tajacu in the La Selva Biological Station research area; a small pig-like animal which feeds on Dieffenbachia and other plants. They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient. They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary houseplant fertilizer. Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves.
Dieffenbachia : Dumb Cane Plant
Dumbcane grows well in U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 11, where it reaches heights of 2 to 5 feet with a spread of 2 to 3 feet. Understanding the problems associated with this tropical evergreen will improve the quality of your care for it. When the sap comes in direct contact with skin, it causes a rash or, at the very least, irritation. When ingested, it causes the tongue to swell, inhibiting speech and even air flow -- this may result in death. To prevent accidental ingestion of contact with the sap, do not grow dumbcane in homes or yards frequented by pets or children.
Seriously toxic to cats and dogs. Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect sun light for the optimal growth. It will accept lighting conditions up to full shade and continue stunted growth. Full sun will burn the leaves. It will tolerate extended periods of watering neglect, but the leaves will begin to shrivel.
Dieffenbachia Amoena Problems