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Bause Dieffenbachia, Bause Dumb Cane
Dieffenbachia x bausei

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dieffenbachia (def-en-BAH-kee-ah) (Info)
Species: x bausei

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Pale Green

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Smyrna, Georgia

Cherryville, North Carolina

Broaddus, Texas

Trinity, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 15, 2008, ronster1266 from Montrose, MI wrote:

This plant has proven interesting. I came about this plant about a year ago, I was given about a 6in peace of stem and i stuck it upright in about 2in of water. It took a couple of months but finally rooted after it got a good solid root it eventually sprouted a leaf. I planted it in a pot and it has begun growing like crazy.