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Dieffenbachia is a simple plant to grow indoors, but the best results require proper lighting, moderate humidity, and a regular watering regimen.
Dieffenbachia grows best indoors in bright, indirect sunshine. Plant it in a fertile, well-drained, peat-rich potting soil. It thrives in extreme humidity because it is a tropical plant. One method is to keep the pot damp by placing it on a tray of stones. During the dry winter months, misting the foliage might assist.
Overwatering is a typical issue with this plant, as it is with many other indoor houseplants. Allow the top two inches of potting soil to dry fully before thoroughly watering the pot so that liquid drains through the bottom. Lower, weak leaves can be removed as the plant grows if desired, resulting in a specimen resembling a tiny palm with an arching canopy.
Dieffenbachia plants are attractive indoor plants because they thrive in gloomy environments, but they also benefit from intense light during the winter months. The plant enjoys dappled shade or indirect sunlight during the growing season. The plant will favour the side facing the morning, so rotate it regularly to maintain its development balanced.
Use a well-aerated, fast-draining potting mix. Ensure the soil is well-drained to avoid harming the roots; they should never be left on wet ground.
Dieffenbachias like consistent rainfall and do not want to dry out throughout the growing season. A big dieffenbachia may need to be watered twice a week, however, in the winter. It reduces the amount of water used. At the same time, it’s critical not to overwater a dieffenbachia, which can lead to rot. Before watering, make sure the top of the soil is completely dry.
Humidity and temperature
This plant prefers temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature falls below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or the plant is exposed to cold breezes, the lowest leaves will drop, and the plant will take on a palm-like look.
Feed a balanced, diluted fertilizer, Such as Fertilizer for Growing, Regularly (every 4 to 6 weeks) for the most outstanding results. On the other hand, some farmers swear by the practice of using a little diluted fertilizer at each watering.
*Plant advisory: This plant is toxic upon chewing and ingesting. Sap may cause irritation. Keep away from young children and pets.*
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