How To Make Your Plants Happy: Leopard Lily Care Guide

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Can tolerate almost any light conditions except direct sunlight as this will burn the leaves. Ideally needs bright, indirect sunlight. Turn the plant over time for even growth. 


Keep the soil slightly moist at all times about every 7-10 days. It can tolerate a slight amount of drying but no more than the top inch. Reduce watering in the winter or you may drown the plant.


Thrives best in 65°F - 75°F and less than 60° should be avoided. Too high of temperatures can make the plant sick. Low temperatures may slow growth and cause the plant to drop leaves. The plant loves humidity so mist the leaves in the morning. 


Can grow up to 3' - 6' tall indoors. Use a well-drained soil and fertilize every two weeks in the growing season and none in the winter.


Repot annually in the spring if the roots are becoming dense. Use a pot size one inch larger and provide the plant with fresh, nutritious well-draining soil.


The best way to propagate this plant is through new growth cuttings or division. You can cut the stem or remove new leaves from the side and repot them into a new space. Use gloves when cutting any stems to avoid the toxic sap.


This plant is highly toxic to humans and animals. The poisonous and toxic leaves that can cause swelling of the throat and skin irritation if ingested.

Leopard lily leaf

About the Leopard Lily

Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia 'Compacta'

Nicknames: Leopard Lily, Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane, Leopard Lily, Compacta

The Leopard Lily is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. This gorgeous plant has elliptical shaped green leaves that are speckled with a creamy yellow to resemble that of a leopard. It is a great way to add a pop of color to your favorite color as this plant can grow quite larger, up to 3' - 6' tall indoors. This plant can boost humidity levels in the home and clean and purifier your air. Keep away from pets and children as it is highly toxic.  

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