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Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

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:

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral stephenp 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 Nikamahero 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 Alocasiaaddict On Dec 14, 2004, Alocasiaaddict from Interlachen, FL wrote:

Sustains leaf damage at 35


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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