Dieffenbachia 'Green Magic'

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We could stare at the leaves of the Dieffenbachia ‘Green Magic’ all day, no joke. The lush deep green contrasted with the cream white stripe along the center is breathtaking. Nicknamed Dumbcane for the numbness and loss of speech that occurs when ingested, this houseplant is not only gorgeous but functional as well. It may be toxic when ingested, however it is also an air purifier, able to remove toxins from the surrounding environment. Little yin, little yang. 

This evergreen aroid is an average grower and is able to reach about 2 m in height. Repotting can be done every two years or so or when the roots start to peek out through the drainage holes of the nursery pot. Rotating the pot every once in a while will help ensure an even maturing of the plant as Dieffenbachia likes to lean towards the light. 

Like Monsteras, Philodendrons, and Anthuriums, Dieffenbachias are also aroids and prefer high humidity and bright indirect light. They enjoy a well drained soil that is approaching drying out before its next watering. That means the top layer of soil (about two knuckles deep) will be completely dry when it’s time for the next drink. A comfortable room temperature of at least 16 C is also important. This is a very easy plant to care for but a beautiful addition for any plant lover.

 

Size: Approximately 30-35 cm in height in a 12 cm Nursery Pot

Care tips: bright indirect light, waiting for the top layer to dry out completely before watering

 

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