Dumbcane, Dumb Cane
Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Family: Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dieffenbachia (def-en-BAH-kee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Camille
Additional cultivar information:(aka Camilla)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Green

Cream/Tan

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merced, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Miami, Florida

Ruskin, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Duncan, Oklahoma

Brownsville, Texas

Garland, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 30, 2010, stephenp from Wirral, UK, Zone 9a
United Kingdom (Zone 9a) wrote:

Use this as a summer bedding plant, and it spends winter indoors, so there's no real temperature variation from winter to summer. It has no chance of surviving in UK so it is best as a houseplant. Yet to see how it react to our wet, cool, breezy climate in the summer.

Positive

On Mar 7, 2009, Nikamahero from Jubail
Saudi Arabia wrote:

I have this plant with me and for me it is one of the easiest plants to grow, it is sprouting 2 leaves per month, requires little water, i mist it daily or sometimes twice, it cannot withstand draft outside, have placed it under florescent light in Kitchen, it has recently produced three babies from roots so i separated them, all are fine and producing new leaves.

Neutral

On Dec 14, 2004, Alocasiaaddict from Interlachen, FL wrote:

Sustains leaf damage at 35