Common Name: Dumb Cane
Origin: South America
In the 80s, you could find me everywhere: waiting room, offices, building halls, etc. Not a single place where I couldn’t be found. In the past few years, I have been taken off from homes, wrongly, because my beautiful foliage brightens up your interior.
How can you recognize me?
I have a very thick stem with large, fleshy, slightly drooping leaves, often speckled with green and yellow.
My flowering is the same as my cousin, the Alocasia.
In the days of the cotton plantations, a small amount of my foliage was given to the slaves so that they would not talk to each other and focus on their work