Green and white variegated leaves of a Dieffenbachia plant.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Are you looking for a unique, eye-catching houseplant that’s just as beautiful as it is easy to care for? If so, consider bringing dumb cane plants into your home! These tropical foliage plants are species within the Dieffenbachia genus and are popular choices due to their vivid green, yellow, or white variegated leaves. Use our guides below to find out everything you need to know to cultivate dumb cane including tips on species and cultivar selection, light exposure, water requirements, fertilizer needs, and more! New to caring for dumb cane plants? Start with our 101-growing guide.

How to Propagate Dieffenbachia to Grow Extra Dumb Cane Plants

Close up of the leaves a variegated dumb cane plant.

Dieffenbachia is surprisingly easy to propagate. It’s one of those plants that you can practically ignore and you’ll be treated with new ones without even trying. There are three easy methods for propagating dumb canes, including rooting stem cuttings, division, and air layering. We go over them in detail in our guide.

How to Grow and Care for Dumb Cane

A close up horizontal image of a dieffenbachia plant growing indoors with colorful foliage pictured on a soft focus background.

If you’re tired of houseplants that demand lots of attention to keep them healthy, why not grow dumb cane? Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia) are uncomplicated plants that add heaps of color and texture to your interiors without a lot of work on your part. Learn how to grow and care for dumb cane in this guide. Read more now.