Dieffenbachia seguine is part of the Araceae family and its native range is Caribbean to S. Tropical America. ‘Reflector’ is a cultivar of unknown origin, leaves are ovate-oblong, dark green with chartreuse variegation.
Dieffenbachia is New Latin and was named after German horticulturalist, Ernst Dieffenbach.
Pot Size: ø 17cm.
Height: Approximately 65cm from base of pot.
Terracotta pot not included.
Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive.
Water: Dieffenbachia prefer their substrate to be consistently moist, allow the top inch of the mix to dry out. Pour water slowly over the top of the substrate and allow the water to pass through the drainage holes. If your plant is in a darker spot, allow the mix to dry out more thoroughly.
Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite, orchid bark and worm castings.
Fertilising: Feed your plant every other watering during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.
Humidity: At least 60% but Dieffenbachia adapt well to average home humidity. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray or using a humidifier.
Dieffenbachia are toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children, wash hands if you get sap on them.
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.
Do Dieffenbachia like to be misted?
Misting plants has very little impact on increasing humidity.
How dangerous is Dieffenbachia 'Reflector'?
Dieffenbachia ‘Reflector’ and other members of the Araceae family can be dangerous if ingested. 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 develop a trunk over time and lose lower leaves. Repot the plant in moist, well-drained potting mix with perlite to ensure that water can easily drain out.