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This plant is a real stunner. A tall central stem with gorgeous oval shaped, variegated leaves in shades of cream, yellow and green. They are found naturally growing in the jungles of Brazil, in the wild they would have only a bare stalk with a tuft of foliage at the top! They are one of the more low maintenance houseplants making them great for new plant parents.
Neediness: This is a low maintenance houseplant. It will benefit from occasionally dusting the leaves to unblock its pores and rotating to ensure even growth.
Watering: wait until the top layer of soil is dry before watering. Do not over-water, soil should be moist and not soggy. Reduce the amount given during the winter months. An occasional misting will also help keep it looking its best.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms, studies, offices.
Rate of growth: moderate, can reach up to 1m in height. Occasionally the lower leaves turn yellow, this is a normal part of the growth cycle and they can just be removed.
Temperature: keep at a normal room temperature. Avoid draughts.
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Also known as: The Dumb Cane
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