The Dieffenbachia is a great houseplant for beginners wanting to add something easy to care for but with big impact to their indoor collection. Originally from Mexico and the West Indies, these beautiful plants have large paddle-shaped leaves that unfurl from a central stem. This Camilla variety has variegated leaves in a bright green and speckled cream, giving it the nickname of leopard plant. Dieffenbachias also carry another common name of Dumb Cane for the fact that their sap if ingested can cause temporary loss of speech... don't worry though, large quantities would need to be ingested for this effect to occur and the plant is otherwise harmless. A great plant with large dramatic leaves.
The plant pictured to the right is fresh from our nursery and is an accurate indication of the size and quality that you will receive.
Please note: as standard our plants arrive in a plastic nursery pot and the ceramic pot pictured comes with an extra charge.
Our house plants are all grown in optimum conditions to ensure healthy, happy plants. Your plant will be sent directly from our specialist tropical nursery based in England.
Plant Theory has sustainability at its heart. That means that every house plant will be delivered in eco-friendly packaging that doesn't compromise on protection.
The intuitive box design is totally plastic free and optimised to keep your plants safe in transit, without unnecessary harm to the environment. The cardboard packaging is fully recyclable to deliver you a more eco-conscious product.
We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.
Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.
Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.
Dieffenbachia are happiest in bright filtered light; avoid direct light where possible.
The most common problem with these plants is overwatering as they need to be kept in moist soil. Ensure the top inch or so dries between each watering. Allow the water to run right through the soil and out of the drainage holes of the nursery pot, leaving the water 10 minutes or so to sink through before returning to the display pot.
For a great introduction to houseplant care please read our blog below.