- Dieffenbachia 'Compacta'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Hi, I'm Dieffenbachia compacta but I also get called the dumb cane plant. I may reach 5 ft or more, but under normal room conditions my leaves will fall to give a false palm effect. I'm not an easy plant to grow as I will not tolerate low winter temperatures or cold draughts. Dry air and fluctuating temperatures can be fatal to sometimes. My large and highly decorative leaves make me a great favourite with interior designers. My common name, Dumb Cane, is derived from the unpleasant effect of my poisonous sap on the mouth and throat. Remember to wash your hands after taking my cuttings. I'm also know for my air-purifying qualities.
I'm in a 12cm pot and I’m 40cm in height.
Love warmth in winter, minimum 10°C please. I love humidity too so try and recreate this for me.
I hate direct sun and cold draughts. Keep me in a shady spot and away from any doors or windows.
LOOKING AFTER ME
I like average warmth and partial shade. Keep my compost moist at all times but reduce watering in winter. Put me on a watered pebbled tray or mist my leaves regularly to recreate the humidity levels I love.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I’m highly toxic unfortunately so please keep me well out of reach.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.