The Dumb Cane with a Smart Look

Say hello to the Dieffenbachia Seguine, a plant that's as unique as its name. Known by many names such as 'Dumb Cane', 'Mother-in-law plant', and 'Dumbplant', this plant is anything but ordinary. Its vibrant leaves and striking presence make it a must-have for any indoor greenery enthusiast.

Dieffenbachia seguine

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Very Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions (once every two weeks), rarely needs watering.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Low Human Safety Concerns

This plant has minimal safety concerns.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Dieffenbachia seguine

The Dieffenbachia Seguine is a potted plant that can grow anywhere between 3 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Its leaves are persistent and eye-catching, boasting a beautiful mix of canary, jade, and streaked alabaster colors. While it does produce flowers, their colors remain a mystery, adding to the plant's intriguing charm.

Despite its common name 'Dumb Cane', this plant is anything but dumb. Its name actually comes from the temporary speechlessness that occurs if its sap is ingested - hence, 'dumb'. But don't worry, as long as you're not planning on having it for dinner, you're safe!

Also known as

Dumb cane
Mother-in-law plant

Our design recommendations

The Dieffenbachia Seguine is perfect for indoor greenery and can be placed in a pot to add a touch of nature to your living space. Its vibrant colors and unique look make it a great addition to any room.