The common name really doesn't suit this wonderfully patterned tropical plant. Dumb? We think not. It's a mighty air purifier plus the patterns on the leaves will keep you staring in awe for hours. As for its Latin name, this Brazilian native was brought to Europe by Austrian explorer Joseph Dieffenbach in the 19th century. It likes a bright spot but not direct sun and likes moist soil but not soggy.
I might be called a Dumb Cane, but I'm not dumb looking. I have big, tear shaped leaves, normally flecked with yellow.
Growing pot size: 24cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 80-90cm
Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets
Fact: I'm great for your lungs as I help to purify the air!