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Dieffenbachia - Dumb Cane


Dieffenbachia - Dumb Cane

These dumb canes are growing at Foster's Botanical Garden in
Honolulu, Hawaii. Photo taken August 5, 2009.



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As house plants (how we get them over here) i really dislike these (as all other houseplants) but seen here they look wonderful, really lovely :-))

16 Oct, 2009

 

Louise1:

Thanks!

It's amazing how different they look in the ground! I have some in my front yard also...they just seem to look so much better in the ground outside (as long as they are in
shade here).

16 Oct, 2009

 

Fascinating leaves...

16 Oct, 2009

 

Terratoonie:

Thanks! Yes, they have flawless leaves!

16 Oct, 2009

 

What a pretty variety.

16 Oct, 2009

 

Luminous! Guess when cats eat them, it numbs their throats for a while, so dumb cane is a good deterrent as well as sometimes used as a gargle for hoarse throats.

17 Oct, 2009

 

Orgratis:

I've never heard of cats eating them...however, I do know the plants can numb the vocal cords, hence, the name dumb cane.

I have never hear of a gargle for horses either...it sounds cruel...if it affects them like humans or cats.

17 Oct, 2009

 

LOL!

18 Oct, 2009

 

Lori:

LOL!!! I just read what Orgratis wrote again...I guess, I really mis-read what she wrote. I though it sounded very strange! LOL!!! : > )

18 Oct, 2009

 

The hoarse whisperer may say nae, but rain in your vocal chords won't dampen my feint from canter to cantor to cant! Call me odd...! Write u r! Hoof in mouth disease.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Orgratis:

That's funny! : > )

19 Oct, 2009

 

LOL!!!!

22 Oct, 2009



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