Dumb Cane 'Camille'
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' is an evergreen perennial cultivar with large, oval leaves which are attractively marked with dark green at the edges, fading to white in the centre. Also known as dumb cane, this references the plant's poisoning effect, which if ingested, can cause a temporary inability to speak. This cultivar typically grows to over around 80cm high and produces foliage measuring around 40cm long. Long periods of bright sunlight may damage the foliage, this plant does best in part shade, having originated from tropical forest habitats in North and South America and the West Indies. Flowers are borne on erect spikes, these are surrounded by cream-green spathes and may appear at any time of year, they are rarely seen in cultivation, but given the correct growing conditions, they may surprise you!
Generally not harvested.
Can be easily propagated from stem cuttings, simply remove cleanly from the mother plant, ensuring the cutting includes a node. Allow the wound to close and place on soil or in water and wait for roots to develop. Roots usually grow first to seek out water, followed by new leaves. This may take anywhere from a week to a few months.
Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
A low maintenance container plant for indoor shady locations.
Yellow, Cream, Green