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Anyone know what this is ?

This is a discussion on Anyone know what this is ? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; A friend gave this to me today it came from their Dad's funeral . It ...

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    Default Anyone know what this is ?

    A friend gave this to me today it came from their Dad's funeral .
    It is pretty but I don't know what type of light , water it wants or what the heck it is ,No tag with it . Thanks for any info . Gin
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    It looks like a Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane) to me.

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    I agree with Jeffrey. Good indoor plant but poisonous to pets. It's very lovely.

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    Thanks Looks different then the one I had many years ago . Yes you are right did a search and found it .. No Pets around it ..Many Thanks Gin

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    It is a Dieffenbachia ...or dumb cane. It likes bright indirect light and it is best to let it soak up water from underneath for about 5 minutes and then let it drain the excess. It would be happy in the same environment as your orchids. Feed a 20..20..20...occasionally.

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    That is a pretty one! So many cultivars and hybrids that it might be difficult to get a more specific ID than what Jeffrey and Tami have said.

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    That is a cool plant, Gin. Does it bloom? I will have to google it.

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    Yes BD, it occasionally blooms. The flowers are yellow/whitish and almost resembles the anthuriums but a bit narrower ( I think the term is "spathulous"?). I think it blooms when roots gets almost potbound but I'm not sure.

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    Yes it is a diffenbachia and there are numerous cultivars; the one shown is commonly referred to here as Diffenbachia 'Exotica Camilla'.Diffenbachias are very popular house plants here in spite of its reputation as a poisonous plant. Commonly called the 'dumb cane' because it is supposed to bring on a sort of paralysis if ingested, resulting in the victim's inability to speak. However I have never heard of a case of diffenbachia poisoning to man or beast here.(Wonder if it works on politicians?)

    Thrives under the same growing conditions as orchids but the colour of the leaves varies according to the amount of light it is exposed to.

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