I'm Leopard Lily, but you may know me as Dieffenbachia or Dumb Cane. My beautiful leaves are speckled with a rich and creamy yellow color to resemble that of a leopard. I am able to adapt to a wide variety of conditions in the home, making me perfect for everyone. My large lush leaves can actually help boost humidity in the air, kind of like an au naturale humidifier for your space.
Difficulty Level: easy to care for
Light Needed: medium to bright, indirect light
Water: keep the soil slightly moist
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy to care for
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.
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia 'Compacta'
Nicknames: Leopard Lily, Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane, Leopard Lily, Compacta
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native To: South America
Mature Size: Up to 3' - 6' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Green, creamy yellow
Leaf Shape: Elliptical shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room
Health Benefits: Cleans and purifies the air and adds humidity to the air
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
Plant that is a
Biodegradable grow pot (6" x 5") or Eco-Friendly Root Pouch (1 gallon)
Exclusive plant care help
We guarantee our plants will arrive healthy or we will replace them for free
BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
Looking for a cute new decorative pot for your new plant? Shop our pots here
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.
I’m so happy with 36Vine! This is my 3rd time purchasing plants from them. Nice size plants as well. Packaged beautifully. After Pay is a great bonus! Quick response time from the company if I have a concern or if I’m just inquiring questions! Please keep up the great work!