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New Cultivar Releases — Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia is a wonderful ornamental tropical foliage plant and makes a great houseplant. Because dieffenbachia occur naturally in a variety of sizes, growth habits, and variegation patterns, they were included as part of the foliage plant breeding program at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka.


Dieffenbachia 'Sparkles''Sparkles' has a bright foliar variegation pattern, which is highlighted by white midribs and petioles.





‘Star Bright’

Dieffenbachia 'Star Bright''Star Bright' has a bright foliar variegation pattern that is highlighted by whitish petioles. 'Star Bright' is also known for its narrow leaves, which are half the width of most Dieffenbachia leaves, and the arching manner in which the leaves are held on the plant.


‘Star White’

Dieffenbachia 'Star White'








‘Starry Nights’

Dieffenbachia 'Starry Nights'









Dieffenbachia 'Sterling'








‘Tropic Honey’

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Honey'









Dieffenbachia 'Triumph'Triumph has multicolored petioles consisting of two russet-colored outer bands which blend into pink inner bands surrounding a white central core. The coloration intensifies as the petiole matures.



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