Variegated Foliage House Plant
|Botanical Name:||Dieffenbachia Camilla|
|Common Name:||Dumb Cane Camille|
|Light:||Low to bright indirect light|
|Watering:||Water if compost is dry to the touch|
|Feeding:||Once per month in the growing season|
|Humidity:||Misting regularly recommended|
Diameter: 40-50 cm
Plant ID: 11401 4view this plant size >
Dieffenbachia Camille is a lush-leaved easy-grow houseplant hailing from the tropical rainforests of Central America and the West Indies. It’s a real showstopper two-tone variegated houseplant with the RHS AGM that brings a tropical jungle feel to any room in the house. It’ll grow to about 80 cms in height and unfurl new variegated leaves from its stem until it’s quite bushy. Its upright ovate leaves stand a good 40 centimetres in length and are creamy-white edged with bright green.
Dieffenbachia Camille is also known as the Dumb Cane Camille for its liquids which can irritate skin and cause loss of speech if ingested. It’s best kept out of reach of small children and inquisitive pets that like to chew.
How To Water And Feed Dieffenbachia Camille
This tropical plant only needs water when its compost is dry down to a few centimetres so check each week and soak its roots when necessary. After soaking leave it to drain in the sink because soggy compost causes root rot.
Wipe leaves clean with a damp cloth on occasion and mist weekly for the best health. Dieffenbachia enjoys humidity and appreciates misted leaves – it’s an excellent air purifier so keeping those leaves dust-free is beneficial in many ways.
In the spring and summer growing season, a light feed of houseplant fertiliser every month will encourage new foliage.
How Much Light Does Dieffenbachia Camille need?
Originating from tropical rainforests Dumb Cane Camille needs partial shade and will burn in direct sunlight. A bright, indirect light is best.
Where To Put Dieffenbachia Camilla
It’s best to avoid radiators and drafty windowsills that catch direct sunlight, otherwise Dumb Cane Camille thrives as a UK houseplant with little maintenance.
It suits most rooms that are light but shaded. From the living room to the bedroom, a study desk, or the bathroom its lush white and dark green-edged foliage make a tropical jungle-feel statement.