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Plant Know-How: Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage'

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This is Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage', a Dieffenbachia cultivar that is hard to pass up! Dieffenbachia are aroids, like many other house plants, and are native to Mexico and South America, where they grow in shaded, humid rainforests.  Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' is a cultivar of Dieffenbachia meaning it doesn't exist in nature and instead was selectively bred. While  Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' may not exist in nature that doesn't mean its care is any different from other Dieffenbachia. Dieffenbachia can sometimes seem like a bit of a mystery to newer plant parents. While they may resemble the easy going Aglaonema, they can often prove to be a little more finicky. Learning the proper care for  Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' is the first step to ensuring a long and happy life for your plant!
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Light Requirements: Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' does best when grown in bright indirect light. When grown in lower light conditions Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' may begin to drop leaves and become leggy.

Water Tips for Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage': Allow the top 1-2" of soil to go dry before watering. If you're unsure when to water try a moisture meter! This simple tool takes all the guess work out of watering.

The Best Soil for Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage: Your plant will grow best in a chunky, well draining soil mix. Our Folia Favorite Potting Mix is a great choice!

Is Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' Pet Safe? Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' is not pet safe and can be toxic when consumed by pets. In fact the common name for Dieffenbachia is Dumb Cane because eating the leaves can cause a numbing effect of the mouth.

Did you know? Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' is known to become leggy and sparse over time and may need support to grow upright. You can prevent this from happening by growing your Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' in bright indirect light. Over time your plant may still become leggy and develop its own unique way of growing. As long as your plant is healthy over all there's no need to worry!