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Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (v)
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dumb cane 'Camille'

'Camille' is a perennial growing to about 80cm, with cream leaves to 40cm in length, edged with bright green

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Green
Summer Cream Green
Autumn Cream Green
Winter Cream Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Araceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
All parts are poisonous by ingestion, and sap may cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Dieffenbachia are evergreen perennials with large, ovate leaves which are usually attractively mottled with white or yellow; flowering spathes are seldom produced in cultivation

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by root tip cuttings in spring or summer or by air layering

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

New growth is susceptible to damage by aphids

Diseases

Generally disease free

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