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If you're searching for a plant to add a tropical feel to your office or home.  Dieffenbachia may be just the indoor plant you're looking for.  Also called dumb cane, Dieffenbachia plants are one of the easiest house plants to grow. 

Dieffenbachia plants tolerate indirect light as long as the light is consistent.  Dieffenbachia plants do prefer humid conditions, so misting every couple of days is recommended to keep them happy. Excellent plant for getting started as a new house plant owner. 

Dieffenbachia plants are very showy and can be the perfect house plant for the home or office. When properly cared for, a dieffenbachia plant will quickly adapt to different levels of lighting. You'll soon discover that dumb canes are one of the easiest houseplants to grow.

Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane plants are native to the tropics of Mexico and through South America to Argentina. They produce large, broad, multi-colored, oblong leaves. They can be purchased as a small table or desk plant or larger floor plants depending on which variety you select. Dieffenbachias are relatively fast-growing houseplants. 

All parts of a dieffenbachia plant are extremely poisonous to pets and humans, which is why they earned the nickname dumb cane plant and should be kept away from pets and children.

How to Care for and Grow Dieffenbachia Plant

Light: Dieffenbachia plants require bright indirect to bright light. Direct sun will burn the leaves, and too much bright light causes the plant to lose its vibrant leaf color. If you notice the leaves of your indoor dieffenbachia are small and spaced far apart on the stem, this is a sign that the plant is not getting enough light. Although Dumb Cane plants will indeed tolerate low light, the plant will look much better if given some bright light.

Water: Water deeply and then allow the top 2" to 3" of soil to dry out before watering again. Dieffenbachia plants do their best when they are watered on a regular schedule. If the soil gets too dry, bottom leaves may turn yellow and fall off. If the plant is overwatered, the stems rot and get mushy.

Place the pot on a saucer full of decorative gravel, which will keep the plant from sitting in water after each watering.

Fertilizer: Fertilize only when the plant is actively producing new leaves in the spring through early fall. Dieffenbachia plants should be fed twice per month in the summer and once per month in the spring and fall. There is no need to fertilize in the winter as even indoors. The plant will slow down its metabolism. Excess salt build-up from too much fertilizer will cause browning around the edges of the leaves.

Feed your dieffenbachia plants with a slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote Plus indoor/outdoor fertilizer. If you prefer to feed as you water, we recommend Jack's Classic Houseplant special plant food. However, there are endless types of houseplant fertilizers available today and if you have one you prefer to use that.

Temperature: Since they are tropical plants, Dieffenbachia plants prefer temperatures above 60°F. The Lower leaves will turn yellow if exposed to cold drafts from doors or windows for extended periods.

Soil: A well-drained soil is recommended for Dumb Cane Plants. We recommend Espoma Organic Potting Mix. We have found this soil to retain the perfect amount of moisture needed for dieffenbachia to thrive.

Types of Dieffenbachia Plants

Dieffenbachia Reflector: The gorgeous, deep green leaves of this dieffenbachia are splotched with lime green and yellow spots with a whitish-green central leaf vein.

Dieffenbachia Camille: This Dieffenbachia produces large, oval leaves that are attractively marked with dark green at the edges, fading to white in the center. Coming January 2020

Dieffenbachia Carina: Dieffenbachia Carina produces Creamy yellow-white leaves with green splatters and edges. Coming January 2020

Dieffenbachia Compacta: Dieffenbachia Compacta is a more compact-grower. It stays smaller than other varieties. Its cream-colored leaves are brightly mottled with green. Its a perfect plant for areas of the home or office where space is limited. Coming January 2020

Dieffenbachia Tropic Marianne: This Dieffenbachia brightens up any area. Dark green leaf margins surround a bright yellow center with green highlights. Coming January 2020

Dieffenbachia Camouflage: Produces large leaves of palest jade color that are randomly patterned with darker green spots. Coming January 2020

Dieffenbachia Plants for air-cleaning

NASA studies confirm that plants clean formaldehyde and other toxins from the air. We have formaldehyde in our homes from paper towels, garbage bags, tissues, carpet backing, and floor coverings. Dieffenbachia removes not only formaldehyde but also xylene and toluene - two other major indoor pollutants.

Notes about Dieffenbachia Plants Toxicity

The sap of dieffenbachia plants contains calcium oxalate and is poisonous. Great care must be taken when handling dieffenbachia plants, especially when getting sap into the mouth and eyes. One response the sap provokes is swelling of the throat, resulting in speechlessness, hence the common name 'dumb cane.'

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