Don’t take this common name as gospel. The Dumb Cane plant is both beautiful and smart!
This gorgeous cultivar is one of many in the long list of Dieffenbachia. It's the brilliant leaf pattern of the Dumb Cane Mars that truly makes it stand out.
Grow pot size: 17cm
Overall height including grow pot: 60cm
Plant Care Level: Easy
A fast growing easy to care for this tropical shrub will let you know what's wrong every step of the way! All the while Purifying the air you breathe from harmful pollutants.
Browning tips? This is caused by inconsistent watering. Leaf drop? Your little plant is too cold! Yellow Leaves? Ease up the watering and allow for the plant to dry out.
We suggest keeping these guys nice and close. Their Air Purifying qualities make for excellent bedroom plants.
The Mars Cultivar bosta a slimmer straighter spade shape to its leaf. While the central vein remains a crisp creamy white the leaf itself is speckled with shades of green and cream. The effect gives it a cosmic appearance.
Dumb Cane ‘Mars’ Care tips
Allow for the top 5cm of soil to dry before watering. Typically this will be every 5 to 7 days during the Spring and Summer. Reduce the watering frequency during the Autumn to every 7 to 10 days.
The Dumb Cane cannot tolerate significant temperature fluctuations. Keep away from windows and doors that can cause a cold draft.
Provide bright indirect or filtered light to encourage growth and leaf retention.
The Dumb Cane ‘Mars’ Story
Where is it from?
Dumb Cane plants originated in the tropics of Mexico, West indies down south to Argentina.
Who is the Dumb Cane Mars?
Dumb Canes received their common name from the effect they would have on people when ingested. This highly toxic plant produces calcium oxalate crystals that cause intense inflammation of the salivary glands and digestive system.
If you were to ingest it your mouth would go numb and you would salivate more than usual causing one's speech to slur. Or to sound dumb!
Good For You!
Skin: Natural purifiers like the Dieffenbachia Compacta help regulate humidity and filter the toxins that clog our pores causing acne and skin irritation.
Sleep: Because of its natural air purifying abilities the Dumb Cane filters household toxins and pollutants from the air allowing you to feel more energized when waking up.
Is the Dumb Cane Mars the right plant for me?
Dieffenbachias are excellent houseplants. They are easy to take care of and grow in a wide array of spaces. From the living room to the bedroom you can put them almost anywhere.
However they are very toxic and should be kept away from overly curious children or nibbly pets.