Dieffenbachia, which has the unfortunate common name of ‘dumb cane’ (due to its potential to cause speaking and breathing difficulties if ingested so please don’t eat!) has attractive large green and yellow patterned leaves and brings a lovely tropical feel when grown as an indoor plant or a lush look when grown in a warm, sheltered spot out in the garden.
Brightly lit spot indoors that is protected from direct sunlight or outdoors in a warm, sheltered shady position
Keep the soil or potting mix consistently moist
Well drained/sandy soil
Suitable for all climatic zones