Dieffenbachia Plants: Buying & Care Guide

Bring the allure of the tropics into your home with the popular Dieffenbachia plants. Native to Mexico and South and Central America, Dieffenbachia belongs to the Araceae family, which includes other gorgeous houseplants like the ZZ Plant and the Peace Lily. Dieffenbachia is a relatively large plant with big leaves, growing up to 6-8 ft. tall. 

Dieffenbachia plants display a great variety of leaf patterns. From the light green Dieffenbachia Camouflage and silvery white Dieffenbachia Maculata Tiki to the darker green  Dieffenbachia Carina with variegated splashes, there’s a choice for everyone.

Dieffenbachia: Benefits 

Most Dieffenbachias have stunning variegated leaves of various shades of green and white, silvery, or yellow-green. Dieffenbachia is a lovely houseplant with many benefits that will make you include this green beauty in your plant collection. Here are some of the most significant Dieffenbachia benefits:

  • Great air purifier  
  • Easy to care for
  • Regulate indoor humidity levels
  • Stress-relieving properties
  • Immense aesthetic appeal
  • Large statement plant with uniquely patterned foliage

Dieffenbachia Varieties: Explore Our Collection

Dieffenbachia is a very diverse tropical plant, which comes in many attractive varieties. To help you choose the perfect Dieffenbachia plant for sale, we’ve compared some of the most popular varieties:

Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow

  • Distinct characteristics: Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow (Dieffenbachia seguine) is a stunning variety with large, slightly pointed leaves in a contrasting pattern of bright green, buttery yellow, and lime green. The leaves grow evenly around the firm stalk of the plant, giving this Dieffenbachia an elegant and vigorous appearance.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet-friendliness: Toxic to ingest

Dieffenbachia Memoria Corsii

  • Distinct characteristics: The beautiful Dieffenbachia Memoria Corsii (Dieffenbachia ‘Memoria Corsii’) has large, elongated greyish-green leaves with a unique speckled pattern. It grows compactly and neatly, reaching 4 ft. in height. 
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet-friendliness: Toxic to ingest

Dieffenbachia Camouflage

  • Distinct characteristics: Dieffenbachia Camouflage (Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage') sports unusual, light lime-green leaves with darker green spots scattered across the leaf’s surface. This variety prefers bright but indirect light. The light color of its leaves gives this plant an airy and fresh look.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet-friendliness: Toxic to ingest

Dieffenbachia Camille

  • Distinct characteristics: Dieffenbachia Camille (Dieffenbachia 'Camille') is a compact and beautifully patterned Dieffenbachia plant with softly oval leaves that are yellowish-white in the middle and dark green at the edges.
  • Level of care: Easy
  • Pet-friendliness: Toxic to ingest

Dieffenbachia Care: Growing & Maintenance Tips

Dieffenbachia plant care is relatively easy, making these low-maintenance plants a good choice, even for people with busy schedules. Here are some top Dieffenbachia plant care tips:

Watering and Humidity

Dieffenbachia requires regular watering. Allow the soil to dry between waterings as these plants don’t tolerate waterlogged soil. Dieffenbachia plants enjoy some extra humidity and will benefit from occasional misting. 

Light and Temperature

Most Dieffenbachia varieties grow best in medium indirect light, with some varieties, like the Dieffenbachia Camouflage, preferring brighter light conditions. However, your Dieffenbachia plant needs to be out of direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. The best temperature for Dieffenbachia ranges from 60 to 80.

Repotting, Soil, and Feeding

Your newly purchased Dieffenbachia doesn’t need immediate repotting. Repot in spring, using a pot about 2 inches larger than the previous one. Dieffenbachias need a well-draining potting mix with some perlite to ensure good drainage. For the best Dieffenbachia care, feed your plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer for indoor plants during the growing season, letting it rest during winter.

Pruning and Cleaning 

Dieffenbachia plant care doesn’t include frequent pruning. Simply trim the occasional dead or damaged leaves and remove debris from the soil. Always wear gloves when handling your Dieffenbachia plant since its toxic sap can cause skin irritation. Clean occasionally with a soft damp cloth to remove dust from your Dieffenbachia’s leaves. You can also prune your plant if it’s become too leggy by cutting the stalk at the level where you want it to produce new leaves. 


If you prune in early spring, you can use healthy cuttings for propagation. Place the cuttings in a transparent vase, refill with fresh water regularly, and wait until they develop roots. In addition, you can divide your large plant for propagation by carefully unraveling its roots. Transplant the divisions into individual pots with fresh soil.

Common Issues

Common Dieffenbachia problems include yellowing leaves due to overwatering or pests. Check your plant’s leaves to detect insect infestation early on, and apply insecticide spray if necessary. Stunted growth is another issue, often due to a lack of nutrients. This means that your plant can do with some fertilizing.

Transform Your Space With Dieffenbachia Plants for Sale

A well-chosen Dieffenbachia plant is a unique decorative element for your interior! An ideal centerpiece plant, Dieffenbachia also makes an exceptional office plant because of its easy-care requirements and air-purifying properties. It’s also a great bedroom plant, due to its preference for medium light and humidity-regulating properties.

Get a spectacular Dieffenbachia for sale from Lively Root to start your home jungle. These lovely, eye-catching plants will also make a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member.

Create a Tropical Haven in Your Home With a Captivating Dieffenbachia Plant!