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Dieffenbachia 'Panther'

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About This Product

Species Name: Dieffenbachia spp. ‘Pather’ 

Common name(s): Dumb cane

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Wide dark green leaves with silver striped mib-rib with cream speckles
  • Easy to care for with rapid new growth
  • Versatile at different life stages, but can last very long-term as an attractive house plant

Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Large 

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement: 65-75°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Keep soil evenly moist. Let the top inch dry before watering again. 

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Fast 

Height: 3-5’ 

Origin: South America, Eastern Brazil

Regional locality: Found in tropical rainforests in areas of bright light such as clearings in the canopy 

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-112

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums
Care Notes: Can tolerate low light but required bright filtered light for healthy growth 

*Dieffenbachias are mildly toxic to both humans and pets as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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Great packaging! I couldn’t decide which dumb cane to get and the panther does not disappoint. It is very healthy and beautiful!


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Healthy starter plant

Like others have mentioned, the packaging is second-to-none. Josh's Frogs has solved all pain points of shipping foliage-heavy plants by simply not over-engineering. They use heavyweight paper to keep the plant insulated rather than smush it to death with bubblewrap. As a result, what you get is a beautiful, healthy plant. Its new home is beside a large Camilla and a Marianne from the same order.


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Dieffenbachia Panther

I do not have a green thumb at all, and this is one of the harder to take care of plants I received in a bioactive kit for crested geckos from Josh's Frogs and so far I haven't managed to kill it. Actually it's already starting to sprout new leaves, and I'm rather excited to be able to watch it grow along side my gecko and to propagate it for future terrariums. They package all their plants very well for shipping, and if you do have any issues I can assure you this is one of the best customer service experiences you will have in you life.


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Arrived in perfect condition

Nice and quick delivery for all those people that have very little patience. My reflector was in perfect condition. I keep checking back for more products from here. Some people like to instantly have a big plant but I like being able to watch it grow.


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First time ordering. Living in Wisconsin it is risky to order in Winter even with heat packs. This came perfect! Plant and dirt were cool but not cold and not frozen. The packaging was done so well none of the plants I ordered had any damage. I will be ordering more of these.

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