Plant Care Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

4.1 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

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 'Camille'

Also known as

Dumb cane and Dieffenbachia 'Camilla'

How to care for Dieffenbachia 'Camille'


How often to water your Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Water needs for Dieffenbachia 'Camille'
0.5 cups
every 9

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' 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 'Camille'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dieffenbachia 'Camille' in your home

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

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' 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 'Camille'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dieffenbachia 'Camille': 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 'Camille' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Greg recommends:


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.

What other plant parents say

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Dieffenbachia 'Camille' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
@mossycabbages avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 3,455 XP

Very quick growing plant with gorgeous green and variegation. Mine grows in ~65% humidity under grow lights with spagnum moss covering the top of the soil and it’s thriving

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@caylincarpenter avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 189 XP
globe Leicester, NC

I love it it's my favorite plant, poisonous to cats and sensitive to sun, loves being in front of window but mine hated being outside.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@roger_mrqz avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 372 XP

Definitely a survivor type plant and often browns easily, with the right care it can give you really nice growth so be sure of what your plant likes because they can be sensitive.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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