Dumb Cane 'Dieffenbachia'
This plant is a striking beauty requiring a moderate level of care. Best kept up on shelves and benches where their bright and cheery foliage can be enjoyed away from pets and children as the sap can be irritating and can cause serious issues if ingested.
It's tolerant of a variety of light conditions but will grow best in bright, indirect light - avoiding direct sun.
To care for this plant let the top layer of soil dry out in between waterings and water the soil not the plant to avoid fungal infections.
Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth occasionally to remove the dust that accumulates on the leaves to support photosynthesis, very dusty leaves can't absorb sunlight. The Starbright prefers warm humid positions free of drafts from air conditioners and heaters.
Rotate plant to get an even growing pattern.
Botanical name: Dieffenbachia 'Starbright', 'Corsii'
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Photo by Rae Fallon