Diffenbachia sp. 'Reflector'

Diffenbachia sp. 'Reflector'


Dieffenbachia 'Reflector' is a stunning cultivar in the arum family, Araceae. It has large, showy foliage with bold green patterning, a range of green shades form a mosaic-like pattern across the leaves, interspersed with pure white speckles, creating a beautiful camouflage-like appearance.  If you are a fan of Aglaonema pictum 'Tricolor,' you will also love this plant. 
 

This highly decorative cultivar is a popular houseplant, although it can be hard to find. Over time this sparsely branching perennial forms an upright cane, similar to that of palm species. Flowers are rarely seen in cultivation, however when provided with good growing conditions, the resulting bloom is typical of the Araceae family, that is, enclosed within a fleshy, green-white spathe structure.

The species and genus this cultivar was bred from originated from Central and South America, this tender plant makes a nice potted houseplant, or plant in a position of full sun, in moist, well-draining soil, in a location free of frosts for optimal growth.