Mother-in-Law Plant
Dieffenbachia seguine

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Dumb Cane
Family Araceae
Other scientific names Caladium seguine, Dieffenbachia maculata, Dieffenbachia picta


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
Leaf color
  • green
  • cream