The Dieffenbachia is a lush and showy plant from the tropics of Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. Often called “Dumb Cane” due to its toxic sap that causes irritation when ingested, this plant is not ideal for a space with small children or curious pets. However, with a small amount of caution it poses no significant threat.
This plant will thrive in a spot that receives bright ambient light, but direct sun will scorch the leaves. In an office space, the Dieffenbachia can adapt to fluorescent lighting, though it may take some time to adjust.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light & artificial light
Dieffenbachia prefer soil that is consistently and lightly moist, but not soggy. Generally, aim to water when the top 1”- 2” of the soil is dry, but if the plant is in a lower light condition, it can comfortably dry out a little further. However, allowing the soil to dry completely will result in the leaves browning, drooping, and wilting.
Tolerates average indoor humidity. Prefers humidity.
Average home temperature of 21c. If you’re comfortable, your plant is comfortable. Avoid cold draughts.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized spring through fall. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration.
- We recommend : Plant Runner & We the Wild for a long lasting lush life.
Size refers to pot size, plant size may vary.
Decorative pots not included.
Plant varieties and quantities in store are dependent on market prices and availability.
We try to keep good availability of these plants at all times – however we only buy what looks good, strong and healthy when we go out shopping to our growers.
This ensures plants are healthy and robust when they come to live with you.
We keep a range of plants in store that we know will perform for you, whatever your space, but please be patient with us if we don’t have everything in stock all of the time.