Dieffenbachia Camilla - Plant
Native to Central and South America and a relative of our skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus, Dieffenbachia is a broad-leaved foliage plant with thick succulent stems.
The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office. When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, youâ€™ll find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dumbcane or leopard lily||-||-||4 to 5 feet.||Easy.|
Planting and care
With a minimum temperature of 5 Â°C (41 Â°F), dieffenbachia must be grown indoors in temperate areas.
They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient.
They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary house plant fertilizer.
Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves.
Yellowing of the leaves is generally a sign of problematic conditions, such as a nutrient deficiency in the soil.
Dieffenbachia responds well to hot temperatures and dry climates.
|Bright light but not direct sunlight.||Well draining soil.||Lots of water during the summer. Soil stays moist but not wet. |
During the winter season watering should be reduced.
|Normal temperature 17â€“27 Â°C||During the primary growing season â€“ March Through October â€“ feed every other week when watering using a complete liquid food. During the winter months use NO fertilizer and water only.|
- When potting or repotting plants, springtime is best just before the growing season begins.
- Rotate the dieffenbachia house plant regularly to provide adequate light to all sides of the plant and prevent it from reaching toward the light on one side.
Ornamental use: The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office.