Dieffenbachia camilla - Dumb Cane
Dieffenbachias are native to Costa Rica, Columbia, Brazil, Puerto Rico and the West Indies and are used as houseplant here.
Dieffenbachias are easy houseplants that tolerate a wide range of conditions. These plants are popular in homes and offices for their colorful, large leaves. They have a large, white-variegated leaves carried on upright stems.
Most dieffenbachias will grow to 3' or more given the ideal conditions.
Dieffenbachias will grow quickly in ideal conditions or barely at all if light is low. It need indirect or bright-diffused light and low humidity.
Dieffenbachias enjoy normal warm household temperatures. Temperatures from 60 to 75 °F are ideal. Always protect dieffenbachias from cold and major changes in temperature.
Maintain soil on the dry side. Drench soil thoroughly, then allow it dry out before watering again. Water regularly from spring to autumn. Sparingly in winter. Over watering and stem rot are common problems, especially at low temperatures.
As these plants mature, lower leaves naturally drop to reveal attractive, trunk like stems.
When repotting is necessary, it is best to do so in early spring.
Dieffenbachia sap causes mouth tissue to swell if chewed, which is hazardous to small children and pets.
Price is for a 5" nursery pot. Available for immediate pick up with appt.