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DIEFFENBACHIA 'Paradise'

Image of Dieffenbachia 'Paradise' PP6854

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

DIEFFENBACHIA 'Paradise' PP6854

Plant Common Name

Dumbcane, Paradise Dieffenbachia

General Description

A frost-sensitive tender perennial, dumbcane is commonly grown as a houseplant. 'Paradise' is very upright and has soft yellow leaves with green speckles that radiate out from the midrib. As its lower leaves are shed its stem becomes more evident.

Dumbcane grows best in moist, rich well-drained soil and bright, filtered light. Reduce watering in cooler winter months both inside and out. Watch for snail or slug damage on leaves and too low humidity will cause leaves to curl and brown. All parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten and its sap may cause skin irritation.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    12 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (2)

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (1)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated, Spotted/Mottled

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated, SpottedMottled

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No