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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
dumb cane 'Tropic Snow'
Dieffenbachia seguine 'Tropic Snow'
Dieffenbachia are evergreen perennials with large, ovate leaves which are usually attractively mottled with white or yellow; flowering spathes are seldom produced in cultivation
'Tropic Snow' is a compact, almost stemless plant with ovate creamy-green leaves with darker green margins and midrib
Toxicity All parts are toxic by ingestion and sap may irritate the skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with high humidity. Water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth and keep just moist in winter
Propagate by root tip cuttings in spring or summer or by air layering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests New growth is susceptible to damage by aphids
Generally disease free
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dumb cane 'Tropic Snow'
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