Dieffenbachia ‘Sparkles’, a strongly variegated hybrid raised in the early 1990s as part of a foliage plant breeding programme by the University of Florida’s Agricultural Research and Education Center at Apopka, Florida, USA.
This versatile indoor plant is perfect for a coffee table or desk. It’s full and vibrant with attractive speckled leaves, sure to delight anyone. The more light it gets, the more markings you will get on new leaves, but keep it out of direct sunlight.
The dieffenbachia is a very beautiful and rewarding houseplant, sought after for its beautiful leaf drawing.
Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina. Some species are widely cultivated as ornamental plants, especially as houseplants, and have become naturalized on a few tropical islands.