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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 9, 2013

Q. 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.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
April 9, 2013
A.

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

Q. Flowering dumb cane

How do the flowers appear?

Answered by
Alisma on
September 13, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

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:

http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/FactSheets/dieffenbachia.php
http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/mastergardener/outreach/plant_id/flowers_indoor/dieffenbachia.html

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Asked by
kdvil40 on
April 13, 2017

Q. ecological value of dumbcane flower

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

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 14, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dumb-cane/growing-dumbcane-dieffenbachia.htm

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