Dieffenbachia amoena 'Snow' - Snow Dumb Cane

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Dieffenbachia amoena                      

def-en-BAH-kee-ah am-oh-EN-uh

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.