This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Dieffenbachia, dumbcane
- Rudolph Roehrs
- Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Typically grown as a houseplant. Requires medium light levels and moderate indoor temperatures.
- Tall, perennial herbs; leaves alternate, simple, large, mottled with white, yellowish, and different shades of green; flowers in a spadix surrounded by a spathe.
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, dermatitis.
- Burning and swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat; difficulty in speaking and swallowing; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may also occur. Skin irritation if exposed to cell sap.
- Toxic Principle:
- Calcium oxalate crystals, oxalic acid.
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape.
NCCES plant id: 1029