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Dumb Cane 'Reflector'

English name:

Dumb Cane 'Reflector'

Latin name:

Dieffenbachia seguine 'Reflector'

About me:

I am prized for my almost luminous leaf pattern - my smooth dark green leaves are dappled with bright green splotches that look like they're glowing, hence my moniker 'Reflector'.

Useful to know:


I come from Tropical rainforests of South and Central America.


I am average when it comes to growing speed but can get to 1.2m in height.


I like bright indirect light best but can deal with light conditions that are low too.


I like my soil to be moist during growing season and less so during late Autumn and Winter, but please don't leave me sitting in water.


I don't like temperatures below 15 degrees C and please keep me away from draughts.


A dash of general plant food every 4-6 weeks throughout the spring and summer please.


My large leaves get dusty too so just give me a wipe with a wet cloth or pop me in the shower.


I will shed my lower leaves as I grow so just pick off any that have dried up.I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.


I'm quite poisonous, so keep me away from kids and pets. A similar toxic product is Dumb Cane 'Tropic Snow'.


My common name Dumb Cane, comes from the temporary speechlessness that occurs after chewing my stem. 

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