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What plant is this?

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!





  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Devil's ivy?


  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,437

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

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    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.

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Definitely a Dieffenbachia, this site has some tips


  • Alison13Alison13 Posts: 3

    Thanks for your help! 

  • AWBAWB Posts: 421

    I think it's common name is Leopard Lilly.

  • 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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