OK
In progress indicator

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (Dumb cane 'Camille')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Other names

Dumb cane 'Camille'

Genus

Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia

Variety or Cultivar

'Camille' _ 'Camille' is a tender evergreen perennial grown as a houseplant. It has large cream ovate leaves, edged green.


Dieffenbachia 'Camille' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Poisonous if ingested. Sap may cause skin irritation.

Foliage

Dark-green, Cream in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Root cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (Dumb cane 'Camille') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost in filtered light. Water weekly when in growth, adding liquid fertiliser monthly and keep compost just moist in winter.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Dieffenbachia 'Camille'

Other names

Dumb cane 'Camille'

Genus

Dieffenbachia Dieffenbachia

Variety or Cultivar

'Camille' _ 'Camille' is a tender evergreen perennial grown as a houseplant. It has large cream ovate leaves, edged green.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Poisonous if ingested. Sap may cause skin irritation.


Colour

Foliage

Dark-green, Cream in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) , Scale insects

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Root cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (Dumb cane 'Camille') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based potting compost in filtered light. Water weekly when in growth, adding liquid fertiliser monthly and keep compost just moist in winter.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (Dumb cane 'Camille')

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Loamy Tell us...
Soil drainage: Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: South, East, West Tell us...
Exposure: Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1) Tell us...

DISCUSS THIS PLANT

Dumbcane

My Dumbcane plant doesn't seem to be doing very well. The are turning brown. This is the second one I've had. In the past, it thrived really well. I gave it away. Please help! read more

There is 1 active discussion about Dieffenbachia 'Camille' (Dumb cane 'Camille')

View all discussions

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

My Garden
My Garden
Robert Kay
My Garden
My Garden
Eddy Lynch

Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel