Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow

Dieffenbachia seguine

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
Eco Pot

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 6" to 8" W 8" to 14" H

When it comes to statement floor plants, it's hard to beat dieffenbachia tropic snow. Its huge leaves are striking with variegated splotches of buttery yellow and lime green. It can grow up to six feet tall, so it's perfect for adding a bit of height to your space. It's also low maintenance and a natural air purifier. Basically a great all-rounder.

Plant - Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow Detail
Plant - Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow Detail

About Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow

In Brazil, the Dieffenbachia is thought to repel negative energy. Perhaps it because its leaves give off fresh oxygen to help you breathe in clean air and clear the senses!

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy to care for.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets if ingested.


Native to the tropical forests of North and South America and the West Indies.

Fun Facts

Funnily enough, it's known as 'Dumb Cane' because it has a mildly poisoning effect that, if ingested, temporarily numbs your mouth. Please don't try this at home :P

Plant - Dieffenbachia Tropic Snow Detail

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Dieffenbachia seguine Care Guide

  • Medium

    Prefers medium levels of indirect light.

  • Low

    Water well and then allow the soil to dry out between each watering.

  • Medium

    Enjoys humidity. Spritz occasionally.

  • 60 to 80

    Keep this plant in rooms where the temperature is a comfortable 60°F-75°F and avoid cold drafts or air vents below 55°F.

  • 10|11|12

    Outside: Keep it in full shade on a patio out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn where nights are above 55°F.

  • Monthly

    Fertilize throughout the spring, summer and fall every six weeks. Apply at half-strength a balanced, liquid fertilizer especially formulated for indoor plants and let it rest in the winter.

  • 3 Years

    When receiving the Dieffenbachia, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months or if the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes. 

    Repot in the spring, using a 2 inches bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a planter could cause the soil to dry slower.) 

    Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with perlite to help with drainage. 

    Water Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour.

    Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen. 

    Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, loosen the roots to alleviate continued encircling. 

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1 inch below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over. 

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil. 

    Water well to dampen the soil and let it drain.

  • Monthly

    To clean the leaves and alleviate dust particles, give it a shower from above. Fill a watering can with filtered, distilled or tap water that has been sitting for 24 hours. Place the plant in a sink and lightly wash the leaves with a shower spray end watering can.                        

    Trim off any brown leaf tips that may appear with sterile scissors. Remove any debris from the soil and replenish soil if needed. Inspect for any insects at this time.

  • Division|Stem Cutting

    To propagate this plant during the growing season, take a stem cutting in the early spring. Use a knife or sharp pruners, cut below a node where there are at least three leaves. Find a place in the plant where there are still stalks on either side with leaves so it will have a chance to generate new leaves. Place the stem in a glass jar and fill with filtered water and watch the roots grow! Replace and freshen the water each week. After the roots are several months old, add to moistened potting soil, continue to water, and give it the bright, indirect lighting requirements.

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