Camille Dieffenbachia

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24-36 Inches

The botanically named Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camille', or the Dumb Cane plant as it is more widely known, is a great houseplant for adding impact to an indoor space. With its large, cream-and-dark-green leaves and height of up to 6 feet high, it is ideal for adding some jungle vibes to any room or office space. Fittingly named due to its sap, which if ingested can cause the tongue to swell and make speech impossible, it needs to be grown with care. 

Best Locations For Growing Camille Dieffenbachia

The Camille Dieffenbachia is classified as a poisonous plant and thus should not be grown where children or animals are present. That being said, it is a tolerant plant and will grow in any room as long as it receives enough light and water. 

Camille Dieffenbachia Sunlight Requirements

Being an easy-to-grow plant, the Camille Dieffenbachia can cope with most light levels. However, for it to thrive, it requires bright indirect light. It is advisable to avoid any strong direct light though as this can burn and damage its leaves.  

Camille Dieffenbachia Care

Being poisonous, it is important to wear gloves when handling this plant, and if any sap comes into contact with skin, thorough washing is required. Favoring a warm environment, this plant likes to be grown at 65 to 75 ºF and kept away from any cold drafts. Although the Camille Dieffenbachia will grow happily in average indoor humidity levels, higher humidity or misting regularly is preferred if possible. To prevent leggy stems, the growing tips can be pinched off, which will encourage thick new growth to appear.

Watering Camille Dieffenbachia

The Camille Dieffenbachia prefers to be grown in moist, free-draining soil. Being sensitive to root rot, it is key not to overwater this plant and to only water when the top inch of soil is dry. As a guideline, a weekly watering will usually be enough.

Feeding Camille Dieffenbachia

With moderate to fast growth, the Camille Dieffenbachia will benefit from being fed during the growing season. To feed this plant, a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer can be applied monthly from spring until fall.

Camille Dieffenbachia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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: 24-36 inches
Mature Spread: 18-24 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White, Yellow
Foliage Description: Creamy Yellowish-White with Dark Green Around The Border
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Camille Dieffenbachia
Other Name(s): Dumb Cane 'Camille'
Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camille'
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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

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