'Dumb Cane'

Dieffenbachia 'Compacta'

As the name suggests, this is a relatively compact form of Dieffenbachia which hails from South America.

More commonly known as the 'Dumb Cane', if eaten, the toxic nature of the sap causes swelling resulting in temporary loss of the ability to speak. Remember to wear gloves when taking cuttings from this one!


12cm pot x 35cm height

Why Hutch selects me

An attractive and relatively straight forward houseplant. This species of Dieffenbachia is one of the least fussy. However, keep away from strong drafts and really cold temperatures.

How to look after me

Watering: When the top two inches of soil has dried; approximately once a week - be careful to avoid overwatering

Light: Bright indirect

Why I'm unique

We work hard to provide a clear photograph and description of your chosen plant. However, all plants are unique and, whilst the pot size remains the same, there is always variation in size and shape from one plant to the next.




Standard UK delivery- £4.95

Local Delivery (EX1, EX2, EX4 only) - £2.50

Click & Collect - Free

Please note that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst we will work hard to avoid delays, customers should allow extra time on all orders.

Standard UK Delivery

All orders should be expected to arrive within 2-5 working days, however delivery times are not guaranteed. All orders outside of our local delivery area are shipped using the Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. Shipping takes place Monday - Friday and any orders placed over the weekend will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday.

Local Delivery

Residents living within 5 miles of our Exeter store, simply select Local Delivery at the checkout. Once your order is placed, you will be contacted to notify you of a delivery day.

Please note, there are a limited number of local slots available; specific time requests are not possible.

Delivery instructions are provided at your own risk and discretion. Hutch cannot accept liability for any parcels left in accordance with any specific instructions (e.g leave outside or with neighbour).

Click & Collect

Customers are able to collect their orders for free from our Exeter store. You will be sent a notification email once your order is ready to collect; please have this with you when you pop along to collect your order.