Dieffenbachia Crocodile


Dieffenbachia has earned a reputation for being a low-maintenance, easy-care houseplant. But that doesn’t mean this tried-and-true family of plants is boring. New varieties like Crocodile (and its cousin Cool Beauty) are bringing fresh excitement back to this group of plants. Crocodile is a striking selection that sports large, dark green leaves mottled with light green and speckled with white. The effect is like a living camouflage. Its name comes from the crested midrib running up the bottom of each leaf. Texturally, it’s like a crocodile’s skin. It’s very cool! This no-fuss houseplant will be delivered fresh from our farm direct to your doorstep. Shipping, handling, and a heat pack (if needed) is included in the price.

  • Hard-to-find variety loved by plant collectors
  • Very easy to grow, making it good for both beginners and experienced plant parents
  • Can grow to a majestic 6 feet or more over the years

Light Level: Indirect Sunlight

This plant needs to live in a room with at least some natural light. Place it on a table or countertop with windows nearby.

Water Level: Thirsty

This plant can only go 1-2 weeks without water so check on it weekly and add water every time the top two inches of soil dry out.

Quick Tips

Dieffenbachia is considered poisonous, so keep it out of reach of children or pets that may nibble.

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detailed view of the underside of dieffenbachia crocodile leaves, to see the interesting ridges formed under the leaves that looks like reptile skin

Plant Bio

Dieffenbachia Crocodile

Though we’re not sure where Dieffenbachia Crocodile originated, our Plant Hunter was immediately struck by its uniqueness when he first found it in 2016.  Sporting a look unlike any other variety he’d seen, he was happy to import it (he was only able to get one single plant of it) and begin the testing process. Like many traditional Dieffenbachia varieties, it can grow quite tall over time (more than 6 feet tall) with leaves that can reach more than 24 inches long.

Dieffenbachia Crocodile grows best in medium to bright light (within 3 to 4 feet of a large, unobstructed east- or west-facing window is often ideal). It can be supplemented – or grow entirely – under artificial lights, as well. Water as the top half or so of the potting mix dries to the touch, provide average household temperatures, and average to above-average relative humidity levels (above 40 percent is optimal).

Note: This plant may have some natural degree of toxicity and may cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Additionally, exposure to the sap of this plant may cause discomfort to individuals with a sensitivity to it upon contact. Grown for ornamental purposes and not intended for human or animal consumption.

detailed view of the underside of dieffenbachia crocodile leaves, to see the interesting ridges formed under the leaves that looks like reptile skin

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