Dieffenbachia Reflector

A Beginner's Guide to Dieffenbachia ‘Reflector’ Plant Care | All you Need to Grow

Family: Araceae            
Common Name: Dumb Cane ‘Reflector’
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia seguine ‘Reflector’
Add a truly unique touch to your space with the Dieffenbachia Reflector! This easy-care houseplant is sure to make a statement with its unusually mottled leaves that create unexpected patterns, plus it's low-light tolerant. With its strong personality popping, this indoor plant is ready to be the star of the show!


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Dieffenbachia Reflector plants prefer bright, indirect light. This plant will do best when it’s in a location that is well-lit with filtered sunlight. Make sure to keep your plant a few feet away from windows during the hottest parts of the day with intense light. The midday is usually when the sun is the strongest.


Ensure you don’t over-water your Dieffenbachia Reflector, as this plant doesn’t like to dry out completely! It’s important to not let it to sit in standing water, while also not allowing the soil to become to dry. The goal is to keep the soil slightly moist without over-watering.


Dieffenbachia Reflector do best in soil that is a high-quality, well-draining potting mix and allows extra water to easily drain. We suggest a mix that includes ingredients such as peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite! These ingredients are ideal for helping with good drainage. For optimal growth, aim for a pH level range of 6.0 to 7.0. Repot your plant every 1-2 years or when it becomes crowded. This will help this plant to continue to grow and be healthy!


A Dieffenbachia Reflector plant thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day. At night, this plant can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures, down to around 60 degrees. Don’t expose this plant to temperatures below that though, as it is bad for the plant’s health.


Ideally, Dieffenbachia Reflector should be in humidity levels between 50% to 60% or higher. Maintaining this range can help your plant with healthy growth and prevent issues with its leaves. To increase humidity levels, you can regularly mist your plants leaves, use a humidifier, place a tray near your plant that is filled with water and pebbles, or group plants together! You should also avoid over-watering this plant! 


Fertilize your Dieffenbachia Reflector plant every 4 to 6 weeks during the spring and summer. We recommend that you use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer with equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium or a ratio close to 20-20-20. In the winter, you can reduce or pause fertilizing this plant!

Growth Rate

On average, a Dieffenbachia Reflector can reach a mature height of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm), when it is grown as a houseplant. However, under optimal conditions, this plant can grow more!

Pet Friend or Foe

A Dieffenbachia Reflector is not considered pet friendly! Foe!

Pro Tips

  1. You should regularly prune your Dieffenbachia Reflector plant to keep its appearance and help to control its height!
  2. Repot your plant when it becomes root bound, which is usually every 2-3 years. Use a slightly larger pot that has good drainage and fresh, well-draining potting mix!
  3. Remember that the Dieffenbachia Reflector plant is sensitive to overwatering!

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