Dumb Cane Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on April 9, 2013
Dumb Cane Plant

I have a dumb cane plant (not sure if that is the correct name) that I have started rooting and along the trunk it has gotten little spiny things. I am not sure as to what has happened to it and if can be cured.


Dieffenbachia, or Dumb Cane has a "node" on the cane where each leaf was. The node contains the new growth, and where branching begins. The little bumps, shaped similarly to the "heart" of a corn kernel, will emerge as shown in the picture of this link: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/propagating-houseplants-from-cane-cuttings-and-divisions.htm
Don't be alarmed, the plant is doing what it's made to do!

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Asked by Kayholley57 on September 12, 2016
Flowering Dumb Cane

How do the flowers appear?

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The flowers of dumb cane, or Dieffenbachia, are typically hood-shaped and not very colorful. Photos of two species can be seen at these university sites:


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Asked by kdvil40 on April 13, 2017
Ecological Value of Dumbcane Flower

what is the contribution of dumb cane flower to the ambient environment?

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A Dumb cane Dieffenbachia is one of the top plants for cleaning the air we breath.
Flowers form on a Dieffenbachia when the plant is in the right conditions and the right age. Many growers never see a flower.


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