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A picture of a Dumb Cane 'Camille'

Dumb Cane 'Camille'

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Also known as

Leopard Lily 'Camille'

Photo by TheNerdyPotter (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13a

USDA zone

16°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' is one of the most laid back plants you could find. They prefer a shady spot but will thrive in bright light and generally like to stay pretty moist. Commonly known as Dumb Cane, they love humidity but will manage to grow in nearly all conditions! Dieffenbachia 'Camille' is an evergreen perennial cultivar with large, oval leaves that are attractively marked with dark green at the edges, fading to white in the centre. Also known as Dumb Cane 'Camille', 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. Long periods of bright sunlight may damage the foliage, so it does best in partial shade, having originated from tropical forest habitats in North and South America and the West Indies. Flowers are borne on erect spikes, surrounded by cream-green spathes. They may appear at any time of year, though are rarely seen in cultivation. Given the correct growing conditions, however, they may surprise you! All parts are poisonous by ingestion, and sap may cause skin irritation.

Common problems

Propagation

Layering

Cuttings

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.

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Uses

A low maintenance container plant for indoor shady locations.