Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

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  • Fast-Growing Tropical Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Medium Light)
  • Well-Draining Potting Soil
  • Mature Height 4-5 feet

Tropic Snow is one of the showiest Dieffenbachias. The splashes of white variegation are large and random on a deep-green background. This tropical plant is found in the forests of Brazil and the Caribbean and typically grows as an understory plant in dappled sunlight. Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia is a fast-growing upright plant that needs little maintenance to look its best.

Best Locations For Growing Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia makes a good specimen plant. The corner of an office, family room, or bedroom with at least medium light levels is perfect. Pets and children should be kept away from Dieffenbachia. All parts of this plant are poisonous.

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia Sunlight Requirements

Tropic Snow prefers medium to bright indirect light levels. The variegated leaves will tolerate brighter light than other cultivars that are a darker green. Rotate the pot once every 1-2 weeks to promote straight growth. Dieffenbachia will grow toward the light source no matter how low the lighting. A grow light in the winter can be used if the light is very low in your house. 

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia Care

Use soil-based potting soil with one part of perlite mixed in. Light, loose soil will help the roots dry in between waterings. Keep the humidity levels around Dieffenbachia medium to high with a daily mist of water, or use a portable humidifier. The lower leaves will turn brown and dry out if the humidity levels are low or if the plant is near a drafty door or window. This does not affect the overall growth of the plant, and the dry leaves are easily pruned off. 

Watering Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil have dried. Carefully water until liquid comes out of the drainage holes. Empty any excess water from the saucer or cache pot after 10-15 minutes. The number one cause of Dieffenbachia failure is overwatering or letting the plant sit in water. 

Feeding Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia

Fertilizing can be done once every 4-6 weeks throughout the year. Use diluted liquid fertilizer formulated for houseplants with a balanced ratio of NPK. Apply fertilizer in place of regular watering.

Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia Information

Light Exposure: 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: 4-5 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Buttery Yellow and Lime Green
Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)
Humidity: 0.6
Common Name: Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Other Name(s): Dumb Cane, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, Leopard Lily
Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia seguine 'Tropic Snow'
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.

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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

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Time of Order:

Summer 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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