Dieffenbachia seguine

COMMON NAME

Dumb cane or Leopard Lily

TYPE

Low Foliage

FAMILY

Araceae

NOTES

A clustered perennial that features ovate-oblong to oblong pointed shiny leaves (to 12” long). Leaves are variable in color, generally being green with patches or blotches of cream/white. As lower leaves fall off, the cane-like stem becomes noticeable. The name dumb cane refers to the toxic qualities of this plant. Sap burns the mouth and throat causing numbness and possible paralysis of the vocal cords. Sap can also irritate human skin and eyes.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Tropical America

NATIVE HABITAT

Found in swamps, moist forests and wet seepage areas

WEB SOURCES

missouribotanicalgarden.org

wikipedia.org



Dieffenbachia seguine