Is Spotted Dumb Cane Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Spotted Dumb Cane

The Spotted Dumb Cane is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, irritation of mouth, pawing in the mouth and vomiting.

The Spotted Dumb Cane’s sap is poisonous but it is still a very popular houseplant. It likes high humidity and a draft-free atmosphere. Its decorative leaves are oblong, large and cream or light yellow with stripes and deep green spots along the veins and border. 

The scientific name for this plant is Dieffenbachia amoena. Additional name for this plant include Charming Dieffenbachia, Dieffenbachia, Dumbcane, Exotica, Exotica Perfection, Giant Dumb Cane, Leopard Lily and Tropic Snow.

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