London (change)
Today 13°C / 10°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C
7 messages
15/04/2014 at 20:16

I received this plant from someone, with no directions of how to care for it, what it is and what it wants! 

Please could someone identify it for me so I can make it a bit happier!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42467.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 


Thanks


15/04/2014 at 20:28

Devil's ivy?

 

15/04/2014 at 20:34

Its a Dieffenbachia---dumb cane. Be careful of the sap it can cause irritation to the skin.

15/04/2014 at 20:36

Actually, possibly not, cos if you google it, the name 'Devil's ivy' seems to refer to a great range of plants, but most of them have shorter leaves.  I know when I went to university (some time in the stone-age) everyone had one of your plants, and they called them devil's ivy, but maybe that's not the real name.

16/04/2014 at 04:09

Definitely a Dieffenbachia, this site has some tips

http://www.summerhillgardencentre.co.uk/foliage-houseplant-dieffenbachia/

 

17/04/2014 at 14:46

Thanks for your help! 

AWB
17/04/2014 at 16:12

I think it's common name is Leopard Lilly.

email image
7 messages