☘ Origin: New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies, South to Argentina
☘ Family: Araceae
☘ Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia seguine
☘ Common Name(s): Dumb Cane
According to folk tradition in Brazil, Dieffenbachia protects against negative energy. That's probably because of all that lovely fresh oxygen.
Dumbcane gets its name from the temporary speechlessness that can occur after chewing a piece of the stem. The cells of the plant are armed with stinging crystals, known as raphides, that are composed of calcium oxalate.
Plants that have rounded foliage, lush and green are usually excellent choice, good for uplifting the energy or creating harmony in the environment.
In a series of viral messages, emails, and articles that can still be found on the internet, dieffenbachia has been portrayed as a deadly plant that can kill children and adults. These claims have proven to be fake. Although it is an irritant, Dieffenbachia seguineis not considered deadly and experts are not aware of any deadly poisoning cases.
☘ Improves indoor air Quality.
☘ Best CO2 absorbing plant.
☘ Takes toxins out of the air, so your family can breathe easier.