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Dumb Cane 'Compacta'

Dieffenbachia 'Compacta'

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Also known as

Dumb Cane

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Dumb Cane 'Compacta' - Houseplant - 12cm Pot - 40cm H - Dieffenbachia

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Dumb Cane 'Compacta' - Houseplant - 12cm Pot - 40cm H - Dieffenbachia

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Dumb Cane 'Compacta' Overview

Dieffenbachia 'Compacta' is an evergreen perennial plant in the aroid family, Araceae. It has large, oval green leaves which are attractively marked with white blotches and spots. Also known commonly as Dumb Cane 'Compacta', this references the plant's poisoning effect, which if ingested, can cause a temporary inability to speak. Long periods of bright sunlight may damage the foliage, this plant does best in partial shade, having originated from tropical forest habitats in North and South America and the West Indies. Flowers are borne on erect spikes, these are surrounded by cream-green spathes and may appear at any time of year. However these are rarely seen in cultivation.

How to propagate Dumb Cane 'Compacta'

Layering

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Dumb Cane 'Compacta'

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Dumb Cane 'Compacta'

Grown for their foliage.