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NOTE: The cells of this popular, shade-tolerant houseplant contain needle-shaped calcium oxalate crystals called raphides. If a leaf is chewed, these crystals can cause a temporary burning sensation to the mouth and throat, and it is known that mammals who eat this plant can suffer painful oedema. Do not use this plant with herbivores or omnivores. Snakes or carnivore lizards only.
Common Name: Dumb Cane
Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia 'Camille'
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, TerraFirma
Soil Depth: Moderate to Deep with proper drainage
Lighting: Low to Medium *Too High of Light will cause bleaching of the leaves in this Dieffenbachia*
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100%, Can tolerate 20%-40% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: This bushy Dieffenbachia has wide leaves and is great for your heavier animals. These plants grow via stalks and can get rather tall if not pruned/ Thick tuberous root structure allows for sturdy anchorage
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Background (Tall) or corner placement
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Dieffenbachias are members of the Family Araceae so they contain levels of oxalic acid and sharp calcium oxalate crystals known as raphides. Ingestion is not recommended and may cause oral irritation
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 4" potted Dieffenbachia Camille plant / Plant is Shipped bare root wrapped in newspaper