Dieffenbachia plants are very showy and can be the perfect house plant for the home or office. When properly cared for, a dieffenbachia plant will quickly adapt to different levels of lighting. You'll soon discover that dumb canes are one of the easiest houseplants to grow.
Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane plants are native to the tropics of Mexico and through South America to Argentina. They produce large, broad, multi-colored, oblong leaves. They can be purchased as a small table or desk plant or larger floor plants depending on which variety you select. Dieffenbachias are relatively fast-growing houseplants.
All parts of a dieffenbachia plant are extremely poisonous to pets and humans, which is why they earned the nickname dumb cane plant and should be kept away from pets and children.