Plant Care Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

About Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Dieffenbachia was cultivated in England before 1759 and upper Amazon indigenous groups are known to have used their calcium oxalates to make poison arrows. Dieffenbachia flowers can generate large amounts of excess heat which botanists believe attracts potential pollinators to the flower's warmth. 🐝


Dieffenbachia maculata 'Tiki'

How to care for Dumb Cane 'Tiki'


How often to water your Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Water needs for Dumb Cane 'Tiki'
0.5 cups
every 9

Dumb Cane 'Tiki' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dumb Cane 'Tiki' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dumb Cane 'Tiki': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dumb Cane 'Tiki' can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dumb Cane 'Tiki': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dumb Cane 'Tiki' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Dumb Cane 'Tiki'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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