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Dieffenbachia amoena 'Snow' - Snow Dumb Cane



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    Dieffenbachia amoena                      

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    Common Names: Dumbcane, Giant Dumbcane, Charming Dumbcane, Leopard Lily

    Family: Araceae

    Origin: Central and South America

    Growth: Upwards, clumping

    Light: Bright, indirect

    Foot Candles: 150 - 225

    Water: Let dry partially

    Humidity: Not required

    Temperature: 16°C - 28°C

    Soil: Regular potting mix

    Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

    Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly

    Propagation: Cutting or division

    Interiorscape Use: Low-maintenance office plant, employee personal plant

    Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

    Common Issues: Root rot if sitting in water. Lower leaves can get pushed off by new growth. Water on leaves can cause scorch spots.

    Comments: Several attractive varieties available and is very difficult to kill. 

    Toxicity:  The sap of the plant is acrid and when ingested will numb the throat and vocal cords. The sap is highly irritating to the skin and any interactions with the plant which result in sap exposure should be washed thoroughly. It can also damage the cornea of the eye. Only the sap is toxic. 

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