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Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Regular price $22.22 USD
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Common Name(s): Tropic Snow
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia Seguine

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' Description

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' displays broad leaves that can grow quite large, with a creamy white center and green margins. The pattern can vary significantly from leaf to leaf, making each one uniquely attractive. This plant can grow up to 4-6 feet in height indoors, making it a substantial and eye-catching addition to interior spaces.

Care Plan for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Light: 'Tropic Snow' thrives in medium to bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light levels. However, too little light may cause the plant to become leggy and lose some of its vibrant leaf patterns. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

Watering: Water this plant when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch. Ensure that the plant is watered thoroughly and that excess water is allowed to drain away, as stagnant water can lead to root rot.

Humidity: While Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' can tolerate average home humidity levels, it benefits from higher humidity. If the air in your home is particularly dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a pebble tray with water to increase humidity.

Temperature: Maintain indoor temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C). Dieffenbachia prefers to avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' is toxic to both pets and humans if ingested. The plant's sap contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause irritation and swelling of the mouth and throat, difficulty swallowing, and nausea. It is crucial to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.

General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Regularly clean the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and enhance the plant's appearance. Prune any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain health and aesthetics.

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