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DIEFFENBACHIA 'Tropic Snow'

Image of Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Araceae

Botanical Name

DIEFFENBACHIA 'Tropic Snow'

Plant Common Name

Dumbcane, Tropic Snow Dumbcane

General Description

A frost-sensitive, tender, evergreen perennial native to Brazil, dumbcane is commonly grown as a house plant. 'Tropic Snow' bears wide, spreading, cream-blotched, dark-green leaves on very short stems. Dumbcane grows best in a well-drained, humus-rich medium and bright, filtered light. Its sap may cause skin irritation.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    14 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (4)

  • Width

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

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Brazil

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Yellow, Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Yellow, Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    White, Yellow, Green, Light Green, Light Yellow, Ivory

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • 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