Plant Care Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

About Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia was cultivated in England before 1759 and upper Amazon indigenous groups are known to have used their calcium oxalates to make poison arrows. Dieffenbachia flowers can generate large amounts of excess heat which botanists believe attracts potential pollinators to the flower's warmth. 🐝

Taxonomy

Dieffenbachia amoena 'tropic snow'
Dieffenbachia
Araceae
Alismatales

How to care for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

💦 Water

How often to water your Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Water needs for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
0.5 cups
every 9

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' is native to the Caribbean and tropical South America.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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