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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!



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


17/04/2014 at 14:46

Thanks for your help! 

17/04/2014 at 16:12

I think it's common name is Leopard Lilly.

18/01/2016 at 12:59

There are lots of different types of Devil's Ivy and they are a fab air purifier

Care instructions are :

  • Place your Devil’s Ivy in a light position but not in direct sun.
  • The plant doesn’t like draughts, this damages the leaves.
  • Give the Devil’s Ivy a bit of water so that the soil is evenly damp.
  • Spray it now and again with the water spray, this is good for its moisture level and against dust.
  • Plant in regular potting soil.

Have to say I would love it more if it had a different name !

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