How to grow dumb cane, leopard lilly or dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia seguine var. camilla)
|Perennial tropical plant up to 2,5 m. Erect stems, thick and fleshy with big leaves ending in pointed apex; largely petiolated, marbled with white or yellow. Flowers in spadix surrounded by a sheath-like leaf; small, white-greenish. It rarely flourishes when it is cultivated, only sometimes at the beginning of spring when the plant is well grown-up.|
|Leave the soil dry before watering. Spray leaves.|
|Pot use indoors. It is a very poisonous plant (See toxicity)|
|Do not place it in full sun, but in illuminated places away from air currents.|
|Reproduce by means of layer|
|Rich humus soil.|
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3 May, 2021