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. 🐝
Dieffenbachia amoena 'tropic snow'
How to care for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
How often to water your Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
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.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' in your home
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 💪.
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How to fertilize Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
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.
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.
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 🏡.
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.
Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the 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!
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!
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.
Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' is native to the Caribbean and tropical South America.
Care Summary for Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 6ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.