I remember this plant very well when I was in my primary school days in the 80’s.It used to be a flower we know that secretes milky white color substance when pierced or cut.
Read the article below for more details.
This plant is very common at our homes, gardens, parks
and offices (popular as indoor & outdoor plant). The plant
(Dumb Cane or Dieffenbachia) is now proven to be dangerous, so, please take care.
The leaf of this plant causes itching if its sap (milk) touches your skin. But there are more dangerous facts! Read the details below:
Someone almost lost her daughter who mistakenly put a piece of the leaf of this plant in her mouth and her tongue swelled to the point of suffocation.
The name of the plant is Dumb Cane or Dieffenbachia.
This plant is common in most African Countries. It is a deadly poison, most specially for the children. It can kill a kid in less than a
minute and an adult in 15 minutes. It should be uprooted from gardens and taken out of offices. If touched, one should never touch his/her eyes; it can cause partial or permanent blindness. Please alert your friends.