Dieffenbachia reflector

Dieffenbachia reflector

  • Aka: dumb cane, camouflage plant
  • Origin: South America, Mexico, West Indies - toxic
  • Family: Araceae
  • Temperature: 15-22°C, Hardiness: 10-11 Humidity: 60-70%

A classic and easy houseplant to take care of. It prefers a warm place with high humidity. It has long upright leaves with many different patterns and available varieties. The “Reflector” has a mottled pattern and a “neon” light green stem that seems to reflect light.

This plant likes well-draining moist soil, never soggy and allow the topsoil to dry out slightly before watering thoroughly. Prefers bright to moderate indirect light and rotate the plant to get even growth to all leaves. Feed once a month with liquid fertiliser that is high in nitrogen. Yellowing or browning leaves can be a sign of too much light, overwatering or too dry but normal leaf drop-off should be cut away taking care not to come in contact with the sap. If your plant is not recovering, cut back the stems leaving as much of the main stem as possible and place in a warm bright place and on a pebble tray.

Prone to mealybugs and spider mites.

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