English name:Dumb Cane 'Reflector'
Latin name:Dieffenbachia seguine 'Reflector'
About me:I am prized for my almost luminous leaf pattern - my smooth dark green leaves are dappled with bright green splotches that look like they're glowing, hence my moniker 'Reflector'.
Useful to know:
I come from Tropical rainforests of South and Central America.
I am average when it comes to growing speed but can get to 1.2m in height.
I like bright indirect light best but can deal with light conditions that are low too.
I like my soil to be moist during growing season and less so during late Autumn and Winter, but please don't leave me sitting in water.
I don't like temperatures below 15 degrees C and please keep me away from draughts.
A dash of general plant food every 4-6 weeks throughout the spring and summer please.
My large leaves get dusty too so just give me a wipe with a wet cloth or pop me in the shower.
I will shed my lower leaves as I grow so just pick off any that have dried up.I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.
I'm quite poisonous, so keep me away from kids and pets. A similar toxic product is Dumb Cane 'Tropic Snow'.
My common name Dumb Cane, comes from the temporary speechlessness that occurs after chewing my stem.