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Dieffenbachia 'Alex' (1/01)
ns: probably than same as 'Alix'
so:
Batson Greenhouse

Dieffenbachia 'Alix'
ha: more compact and dense than similar 'Tropic Snow'
lc: central feathering in white much like 'Tropic Snow'
or: France
in: Costa Nur. in US

Dieffenbachia amoena 'Golden Snow'
lc: numerous gold and white markings
ll: 50cm
lw: 20cm

Dieffenbachia amoena 'Snow Leaf'
lc: more heavily marked white
ll: 50cm
lw: 20cm

Dieffenbachia amoena 'Golden Snow'
lc: more heavily marked white
ll: 50cm
lw: 20cm

Dieffenbachia 'Bali Hali'
ll: large as with D. amoena
lc: spotted and streaked chartreuse to white over entire blade. Older
lc: leaves are more green on margins. Young leaves are well-marked.
or: Hartman

Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage' (12/99)
photo, source:
Southern Tropicals

Dieffenbachia 'Carina' (1/01)
lc: white feather-shaped center of about 50% of surface.
so:
Batson Greenhouse

Dieffenbachia daguensis 'Ripple Leaf'
lc: dark jade green
lv: surface more rippled with sunken veins

Dieffenbachia 'Donna'
ha: denser than 'Camille' which it resembles
lc: centered white
prop: 'finishes' in less time than similar 'Camille' plants
or: Weyerhaeuser

Dieffenbachia 'Etna'
so:
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)

Dieffenbachia 'Golden Sunset'
ha: more vigorous and highly branched than industry standard cultivar 'Tropic Snow'
ls: shorter, rounded blades than 'Tropic Snow'
lc: highly marked yellow (RHS 143C, 144D) on dark green (RHS 136A, 139A). Midrib RHS 149D.
ls: ovate
la: cuspidate to aristate
lb: auriculate to truncate
ll: 33-36cm (longest)
lw: 23-25cm (widest)
lt: blades thick yet flexible, handling shipping stress very well.
pet: short, holding blades closer to the stem than most modern cultivars.
pat: US #7317 9/4/90 to Edwin J. Frazer (Brisbane, Australia)
or: Edwin J. Frazer hybrid of unknown parentage
in: Hartman Plant Labs, Sebring FL USA
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Hilo'
ll: to 18 in. - very Canna-like
lc: medium green with narrow 6-10mm white midrib
la: apex acuminate
or: Hartman
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Honey Dew' (12/99)
photo, source:
Southern Tropicals

Dieffenbachia 'Hula'
ha: dense with wide base of many shoots
lc: large white center
rai: replaces 'Camille'
ll: longer than 'Camille' - no measurements provided by originator
hp: 'Marianne' x 'Hoffmannii'
pat: US #6871 in 1989 to E.J. Frazier
in: Hartman

Dieffenbachia 'Katrina'
lc: 90% mottled creamy white
lt: thick with veins of young leaves sunken and alligator-like

Dieffenbachia 'Kikki'
so:
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)
ns: should not be confused with 'Tiki' which sounds similar.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Angustior'
ha: more robust
ls: lanceolate
lc: dark green with sunken veins for contrast
lt: thicker blades

Angustior Lancifolia' - click image to enlarge
Aviary, North Carolina Zoological Park, Ashboro, NC. Spring 2003. Today the broad-leaved clones are more popular. These narrow-leaved oldies
are very useful for contrast and this one in particular is worthy of widepread propagation.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Angustior Lancifolia'
ha: blades held more erect
lc: spotted and striped ivory white
lw: 15cm - narrow

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Barraquiniana'
lc: bright light green inely mottled white with a very white midrib
ll: 15-30cm
ls: oblong
la: acuminate (sharply pointed)
pet: whitish
la: apex more narrow

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Camille' ('Camilla')
ha: semi-dwarf, dense foliage mass
ht: 24 in.
lc: large ivory white to greenish white center and green margin
ll: to 25cm
ns: various improved or selected clones are reported
or: sport of 'Exotica Perfection'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Compacta'
ha: compact
ht: 24 in.
lc: mottled ivory to white

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Exotica'
ha: compact
lc: dark green heavily mottled white to greenish white. Sometimes green with white midrib.
ll: to 25cm

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Exotica Alba'
lc: white centered and veined with a green margin
id: simialr to 'Camille' and much rarer than it
or: mutation of 'Exotica Perfection'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Exotica Arvida'
ha: compact, erect
lc: heavily mottled creamy white
ls: ovate
ll: smaller than 'Exotica Perfection'
or: mutation of 'Exotica Perfection'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Exotica Compacta'
ht: 24 in. - semi-dwarf

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Exotica Perfection'
ha: compact
ll: to 20cm
lc: heavily centered and mottled greenish white with matt green margin

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Gigantea'
ll: blades larger
lc: glossy green with midvein mottled white to lighter green. Veins sunken

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Hoffmannii'
ls: oblong-lanceolate
lc: mostly white along the midrib and center, much greener at the base.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Janet Weidner'
lc: heavily mottled white to yellow at the center along midrib
ll: 38cm - slightly longer than typical
lw: 15cm
or: sport of 'Superba'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Jenmanii'
ht: 36 in.
ll: to 25cm
ls: oblong
lb: rotund
lc: pea green, heavily mottled white on the secondary veins

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Lancifolia' ('Lancifolium')
lc: heavily mottled white
pet: often red tinged
ll: 25cm - shorter
lw: 5cm - much narrower
ls: elliptic to lanceolate
la: acuminate

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Leonii'
ll: to 25cm
ls: elliptic to oblong
lc: dark green, boldly mottled in large zones with yellow. Midrib whitish.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Lucy Small'
ht: 36 in.
lc: mottled yellow
ll: 25cm - shorter

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Magnifica'
ls: broadly ovate to lanceolate
lc: glossy green with moderate white mottling. Veins sunken and conspicuous. Glaucous below.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Marianne'
lc: greenish cream center but more green with age
ll: 38cm

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Mars'
ht: taller

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Mary Weidner'
lc: finely mottled white
pet: mottled brown and sometimes whitish
ll: 50cm - much longer
lt: thicker blade
or: mutant of 'Superba'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Perfection Compact' ('Perfection Compacta')
ht: 24 in.

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Pia'
lc: lighter green to greenish-white in the center with a green margin
ll: blades larger
or: from 'Superba'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Rudolph Roehrs' ('Yellow Leaf')
lc: chartreuse (yellow-green) with green midrib and margin. Some white speckling.
ll: 60cm - much longer
ls: ovate-elliptic
lb: cordate
lw: 13cm

Dieffenbachia maculata 'San Antonio'
lw: blades wider
lc: bright green speckled white with chartreuse along midrib.
pet: often mottled white

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Shuttleworthii'
lc: ivory to white midrib and stripes
lw: narrower
lb: truncate to rotund
ls: narrowly lanceolate to elliptic

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Superba'
lc: more heavily mottled white showing green margins
eval: there are many sports of it listed above, most being more colorful

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Tropic Snow' = D. 'Tropic Snow'

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Veerie'
lc: greenish yellow mottled white

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Viridis'
lc: mostly green lacking the usual heavy white markings
lv: surface rugose for interesting effect

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Wilson's Delight'
ll: to 40cm
lc: dark green feathered white and with a large creamy white midrib

Dieffenbachia 'Maroba' (11/01)
ha: more erect, compact than 'Tropic Snow', holding basal leaves longer as well.
lc: more irregular greenish-yellow markings (RHS 147A, 145A, 144C) than 'Tropic Snow', glossier as well.
lc: Side veins approach RHS4D and 2B. Primary veins white (RHS 155D). Base color dark green
lc: (RHS 139A)
lm: more undulate 'Tropic Snow'
lt: thicker blade than 'Tropic Snow'
pat: US#9220 to Eduard van der Knaap, Bleiswijk, Netherlands 4/25/95
or: Eduard van der Knaap as spontaneous sport of 'Tropic Snow' found 1/88 at his nursery.

Dieffenbachia 'Masayi'
so:
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)

Dieffenbachia 'Maui'
hp: 'Wilsonii' x 'Marianne'
pat: US #7010 to E.J. Frazier in 1989

Dieffenbachia 'Millie White'
lc: centered mottled white with sharp green edge - not a solid
lc: white center 'Camille' and its improvements. Center is spotted.
or: Weyerhaeuser

Dieffenbachia 'Paco'
ha: vigorous in production, reaching marketable size 4 quicker than D. maculata 'Compacta'
lc: more highly marked than 'Compacta'
lt: thicker blade than 'Compacta'
ls: oblong, asymmetrical
la: cuspidate
lb: cordate
lc: dark green (RHS 137A, 143A) mottled white (RHS 155A, 145A)
pat: US#9112 to Edwin J. Frazer (Queensland, Australia) on 4/18/95
or: Edwin J. Frazer as hybrid of selection Orosi Rv. 13-04 collected near Orosi River, Costa Rica and
or: unnamed seedling ('Mars' x 'Wilson's Delight').
in: Twyford International, Santa Paula, CA USA
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Parachute' (12/99)
photo, source:
Southern Tropicals

Dieffenbachia 'Paradise'
lc: streaked chartreuse to yellow
ls: oval
la: acuminate with 'drip tip' much like a Ficus elastica blade
or: Hartman
so:
Jungle Joy

Dieffenbachia 'Pearl'
lc: centered white but only about 50% of blade surface. Wide green edge.
lc: The central white zone is feathered and not solid like 'Camille'.
or: Hartman

Dieffenbachia 'Rebecca' (1/01)
so:
Batson Greenhouse

Dieffenbachia maculata 'Rebecca's Jewel'
lc: 65-75% of surface mottled yellow green and green. Neat green margin
lc: of up to 1cm wide.
or: Casa Flora

Dieffenbachia 'Sarah' (12/99)
lc: mottled yellowish-white about 50-70% of surface. Midrib mostly white.
photo, source:
Southern Tropicals
so:
Batson Greenhouse

Dieffenbachia 'Snowflake'
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Sparkles'
web:
photo, description (University of Florida)
so:
wholesale source (Silver Krome Gardens)
so:
wholesale source, photo (Oglesby)

'Star Bright' ('Starbright') - click image

Dieffenbachia 'Star Bright' ('Starbright')
ls: narrowly elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic
lc: mottled white on the midrib and secondary veins to 50% of surface
pet: mostly white
so:
wholesale source, photo (Oglesby)
so:
wholesale source (Silver Krome Gardens)

Dieffenbachia 'Star White' (12/99)
photo, source:
Southern Tropicals

Dieffenbachia 'Starry Nights'
hp: 'Camille' and 'Hoffmanii' and 'Wilson's Delight' in parentage
lc: white to ivory spots and distinct white midrib. Very dark green edge.
lc: the midrib white color may intrude into the blade as minor spots.
or: Univ. of FL at Apopka

Dieffenbachia 'Stromboli'
so:
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)

Dieffenbachia 'Tahiti'
ha: large like D. amoena but mucher denser than typical for that species.
lw: very wide - to 6-7 in.
lc: midrib white
or: Hartman

Dieffenbachia x memoria-corsii 'Tiki'
ha: 'relatively short' with dense branching
ls: 'long' and 'narrow'
lc: grey and green markings with white spots
rai: replaces species for more of the nice grey markings
or: Hartman Plant Labs of Sebring FL
pat: US #7298 to D.H. Vanderlaan and R. Hartman in 1990
so:
Jungle Joy

Dieffenbachia 'Torch'
lc: heavily mottled whie to about 85% of surface. Thin green margin.
ch: tolerates temps as long as 50 deg. F. - useful for FL outdoors or
ch: greenhouses with energy efficiency goals.

Dieffenbachia 'Triumph'
lc: large white center as 'Camille' - may bronze in high light. This
lc: clone has virtually no spotting at the center.
or: Univ. of FL
la: acuminate or more pointed than 'Camille'
pet: bronze petioles and stems - showy addition

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Breeze'
so:
Jungle Joy
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Dawn'
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

'Tropic Marianne' - click image
Conservatory, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Summer 2003. This bold, bright white clone is durable and wonderful for contrasts. Note the lovely
combination of it's pale tones with the orchids.

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Marianne'
ls: broadly elliptic
lc: 85-95% creamy-white with irregularly green margins. New growth is more greenish-cream and the center becomes white in time.


Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Rain'
so:
wholesale source (Twyford Labs)

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow' ('Tropic Topaz', 'Hi-Colour')
ha: compact
lc: sage green with center feathered in pure white. Variegation is made of fused blotches
lc: rather than spots like some cultivars.
lt: very thick blade

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Star'
lc: 95% surface mottled creamy yellow, chartreuse, and green.
ll: very long and narrow - lanceolate-ovate
or: Univ. of FL

Dieffenbachia 'Tropic White'
lc: heavily mottled white
ll: large blades

Dieffenbachia 'Vesuvius'
so:
photo, wholesale source (Plantara)

Dieffenbachia 'Victory'
ha: dense but vigorous
lc: mottled and veined in white - improved 'Exotice Perfection'
or: Univ. of FL