Amy Dieffenbachia

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  • Easy Care Tropical Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs, Well-Drained Potting Soil
  • Mature Height 6 feet

Dieffenbachia Amy has giant leaves randomly splashed with white and yellow and an edging of deep green. The effect is dramatic and very tropical looking. Dieffenbachia is a forgiving plant that will tolerate neglect or too much attention, making it perfect for the new houseplant owner. All parts of Dieffenbachia Amy, or Dumb Cane as it is commonly known, are poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.

Best Locations For Growing Amy Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia is known to be an air-cleaning plant. Their large leaves filter out toxins from many household furnishings and give off oxygen in return. Amy Dieffenbachia is a compact grower that works perfectly in smaller locations such as an office or an apartment where other plants might struggle with lower light levels.

Amy Dieffenbachia Sunlight Requirements

Amy Dieffenbachia will have brighter color when grown in brighter indirect or filtered sunlight. Lower light levels are tolerable, but the pretty variegation pattern will be less noticeable. Growing Dieffenbachia outside for the summer is a great way to dress up a patio or deck instantly. Light levels need to be semi-shaded with direct sun exposure only in the morning. 

Amy Dieffenbachia Care

Dieffenbachia prefers soil that stays moist and drains well. Use potting soil with added organic matter like coconut coir or peat to keep the soil moist. Humidity should also remain high and steady throughout the year. A daily misting with water or using a cool mist humidifier during the driest months in the winter will benefit this tropical plant. Amy Dieffenbachia is relatively slow growing and does not need repotting often. Only increase the pot size by one or two inches when repotting. Dieffenbachia roots do not like to have too much room, and excess damp soil will make the roots susceptible to root rot. 

Watering Amy Dieffenbachia

Let the top 1-2 inches of soil dry out in between waterings. Always water long enough for the liquid to run out of the drainage holes. Discard any water in the saucer after 10-15 minutes. The larger plants may require watering more often.

Feeding Amy Dieffenbachia

Fertilizing regularly throughout the year gives the best growth results for Dieffenbachia. Use a diluted liquid houseplant feed with an NPK ratio of 20-20-20. Either dilute the fertilizer to one-quarter of the recommended strength at every watering or fertilize once every month with the manufacturer's recommended amounts.

Amy Dieffenbachia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 6 feet
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Leaves Speckled with Light Green
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Amy Dieffenbachia
Other Name(s): Dumb Cane Amy
Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia 'Amy'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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