Dieffenbachia 'Reflector' is also known as the 'Dumb Cane plant', which is derived from the unpleasant effect of my poisonous sap on the mouth and throat. It can reach 5 ft or more in height, but under normal room conditions, its leaves will fall to give a false palm effect.
This is not an easy plant to grow as it will not tolerate low winter temperatures or cold draughts. Dry air and fluctuating temperatures can be fatal to it sometimes. Its large and highly decorative leaves make it a great favourite with interior designers. Remember to wash your hands after taking cuttings.
This plant is highly toxic, unfortunately, so please keep it well out of reach of children and pets.
Pot Size: 17cm
Height: Approximately 65cm from base of pot.
Is dieffenbachia good for indoors?
Dieffenbachia grows best indoors as it needs moderate temperatures and humid environments. If you can’t provide these consistent conditions outside then you should keep it indoors, where you have greater control over the growing environments. Keep it in a shady spot and away from any doors or windows, which might cause draughts.
How much sunlight does a dieffenbachia need?
Dieffenbachia needs partial shade or diffused sunlight to grow well. This plant can tolerate full shaded conditions, but its best if you can find a spot for it where it receives a small amount of indirect lights.
Is dieffenbachia an air purifier?
Dieffenbachia have air purifying qualities which have been confirmed by NASA. This plant will help remove formaldehyde, xylene, toluene that might be in your home environment.
Do dieffenbachia like to be misted?
Misting dieffenbachia is one of the best ways to keep it in optimal humid conditions. This plant can suffer from root rot if it’s overwatered, regular misting ensures that the environment remains humid without risking the soil becoming soggy.
How dangerous is Dieffenbachia 'Reflector'?
Dieffenbachia ‘Reflector’ and other members of the family can be dangerous if left near plants or children. This plant’s cells contain calcium oxalate crystal called raphides which, when chewed, can cause a temporary burning sensation in the mouth as well as inflammation.
When should I repot a Dumb Cane plant?
Repot a Dumb Cane plant when it fills its pot. These plants can become leggy over time, repotting the plant can help to keep it growing healthily and prevent it from becoming root bound. Repot the plant in moist, well-drained potting mix with perlite to ensure that water can easily drain out.