Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
This popular indoor plant has been adored by plant lovers for many years. The earlier varieties, like 'Tropic Snow', the one pictured, can grow quite large and with its big variegated leaf, makes quite a show in a bright sunroom or atrium. Many of the newer varieties such as 'Exotica' and 'Camille' are bred to stay more compact making them more versatile and adaptable to smaller rooms and spaces. Bright light and warmth are especially important to keep Dieffs healthy and in the winter months, use room temperature water. Overwatering, mites and leaf spot are issues to monitor on dieffenbachia.