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Dumb cane

Dieffenbachia bowmannii

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1.2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Dumb cane Overview

An upright perennial herb from East Brazil.

Common problems with Dumb cane

How to propagate Dumb cane

Cuttings

You can propagate in the spring or summer by stem cuttings or pieces of leafless stem placed horizontally in compost.

Other uses of Dumb cane

Grown for their foliage.