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Dieffenbachia 'Leopard Lily'

Dieffenbachia 'Leopard Lily'

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The Dieffenbachia oerstedii 'Leopard Lily' is a striking and visually appealing houseplant, known for its speckled, variegated leaves that mimic the pattern of a leopard’s skin in shades of green and cream. This plant demonstrates an upright and bushy growth habit, with leaves extending from the central stem. At full growth, the 'Leopard Lily' Dieffenbachia attains a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Dieffenbachia oerstedii

Common: Dieffenbachia Leopard Lily, Dumb Cane

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araceae family, also known as the Arum family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 3,700 species.
  • Dieffenbachia plants are native to the tropical regions of the Americas, from Mexico to Argentina.
  • The common name "Dumb Cane" for Dieffenbachia plants comes from the toxic sap found in the plant's leaves and stems. This sap contains calcium oxalate crystals, which can cause a range of symptoms if ingested or if it comes into contact with the skin or eyes. One of the most notable symptoms is temporary loss of speech or "dumbness," hence the name "Dumb Cane."
  • Dieffenbachia is known for its rapid growth under optimal conditions.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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