Dieffenbachia Starbright
Dieffenbachia - Dumbcane, Leopard Lily
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Brighten up your indoor space with this lush, tropical plant. The Dieffenbachia Starbright produces tough leathery foliage on tall, upright stems. Use it to add colour and light to a dim corner of your home.

  • The Dumb Cane grows best indoors, especially the bathroom and shady spots in the garden.
  • It prefers a warm, humid position that is free from droughts.
Size — 180mm
Growth Width — 1m
Growth Height — 1m
Drought Tolerant
Frost Sensitive
Light Requirements — Indirect sunlight, Shade
Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Special potting mix, Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Place Dumb Cane in a position, where it will receive moderate or filtered light. One way to provide just the right amount of light is to place the plant near a sunny window in a position where the direct rays of the sun never quite reach it. Turn the pot frequently so that the plant gets light from all angles. If new growth is lopsided, you need to turn the pot more often.

Watering needs

Water this plant often enough to keep the soil lightly moist, but never wet or soggy. Keep the saucer under the plant empty so that the roots don't sit in water. Droopy leaves indicate that the plant needs water and brown tips indicate that you are waiting too long between waterings.

Pruning Advice

Observe your plant, and prune it when it has shed enough leaves to expose its stems.