Scientific name: Aglaonema
Common names: Dumb Cane
Origin: Caribbean, tropical South America
Height: 3 to 10′
Spread: 2 to 3″
Zones: 10 through 12
Sun: Part sun to shade
Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained
Soil: Needs good drainage in containers
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: Likes moisture, but can tolerate spells of dry soil
Method: Division, Cuttage
Take healthy plant and divide, separate plantlets, or take stem cuttings and place in soil. For best results, use heating mat.
Toxic to dogs and cats.3 Moderately poisonous to humans as well. May irritate skin, and can be toxic if ingested.2
- 1.Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum). Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=276174. Accessed February 7, 2020.
- 2.Dieffenbachia seguine. NC State Extension. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/dieffenbachia-seguine/common-name/dieffenbachia/. Published February 7, 2020.
- 3.Dumbcane. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/dumbcane. Accessed February 7, 2020.