Dieffenbachia Dumb Cane Compacta
Despite sometimes having a bad rep for being very poisonous (it's not entirely untrue, but definitely undeserved) Dieffenbachia is one of the most beautiful plants with stunning variegated green/yellow/white leaves you can have indoors! It's easy going, and will forgive a lot of mistakes, so will be a great plant for an unexperienced plant parent with no nibbly kids or pets.
It comes in a 12 cm pot and will be approx 40 cm tall.
Light: Medium. It will survive low light, but that's a plant that will ask you for more - no direct sun, however the brighter the better! You brighten his day, and he'll brighten yours by tuning the colors up on those amazing leaves!
Min light - 100 FC, Good Growth - 400 FC
Water: Medium. Let the soil dry for an inch or two (a knuckle or two) before thoroughly watering again. If overdried, it will wilt, but will bounce back again!
Pets: Toxic for cats, dogs and humans. If ingested will cause painful mouth swelling, and even inability to talk (hence the name Dumb Cane!). Broken leaves can cause skin irritation.
See instructions on how to measure your light and properly water your plants in our FAQs Plant Care section!