Dumb Cane 'Compacta' - Houseplant - 12cm Pot - 40cm H - Dieffenbachia
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The Dieffenbachia originate from South America and are a compact house plant with wide, decorative, glossy leaves. A showy plant that is becoming an increasingly popular houseplant. They are generally an easy-going plant and will even flower in the right conditions; despite the name, this particular variety can still grow up to 60cm.
This plant will come in a 12cm nursery pot circa 40cm tall.
Water: Water once a week during Summer and mist leaves every few days, make sure soil is moist but not soggy, water less frequently in Winter.
Light: Dieffenbachia is a low maintenance air purifier. They thrive well in the shade or low light environments, do not expose to direct sunlight.
Humidity: They enjoy humidity; brown leaf tips indicate that humidity is too low.
This plant is toxic to pets.
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Partial Shade - At least 4–6 hours of dappled sun.
Grows up to 1.5m in height with a 1m spread. Takes 3 years to reach maturity.
Fertile Loam – The soil type that we all love! It contains silt, sand and clay.
Clay – The smallest soil particles which retain water well and feels sticky when wet and smooth when dry.
Sandy – Large particles that feel dry and gritty and can't hold water.
This plant will not survive cold temperatures.
All parts of this species are likely to cause harm if ingested, the tissue of Dieffenbachia species contains needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals known as raphides. These cause a burning sensation in humans and can lead to adema, its recommended to keep these plants out of reach of children and pets as a range of unpleasant symptoms have been reported from contact with this genus of plants. The sap is an irritant, avoid contact with skin and eyes.
This shouldn’t put you off growing these plants, as long as you don’t try to eat them! Scary stories about Dieffenbachia plants being a deadly poison are urban legends.