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Dieffenbachia

SCENTIFIC NAME: Dieffenbachia amoena 'Tropic Snow'

KNOWN AS: Dumb Cane

CLIMATE (LOCATION): Caribbean, Central & South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: The Dieffenbachia has large, bright green leaves with showy yellow flecks and splatters. It is a fast-growing plant that can be rewarding to watch transform over time.

Dieffenbachia Care

Watering
Water your plants thoroughly, but make sure that the top inch or two of soil dries out before watering again. In winter, be especially careful to avoid overwatering.
Lighting
Dieffenbachia plants prefer medium to bright, indirect light. Sunlight can cause them to grow lopsided, so it's important to provide even, consistent light throughout the year. You should also turn your plant every few waterings to promote well-balanced growth.
Humidity
Dieffenbachia plants like a little humidity, but they don't like it too humid. You can help clean their leaves and stop them from getting brown edges by misting them occasionally.
Temperature
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it will complain if it's cold or too hot. The lower leaves might turn yellow.
Toxicity
Dieffenbachia is a poisonous plant that can cause swelling of the upper airway in humans and pets. Keep this plant away from children and pets, and make sure to wash your hands after handling it.
Propagation
If you Dieffenbachia is getting crowded with many stalks, you can divide these into multiple plants when repotting. You'll simply pull apart the roots into your desired clumps. Or, if a bit rootbound, you may need to cut them apart. You can then pot each one up into their own appropriately sized vessel. If you'd like to propagate without dividing your plant, you can also try a stem or stub cutting. If you pruned a leggy plant, you can try both methods by first cutting off a few small 2 inch sections off the bottom of the bare stem, making sure to leave a decent section on the top (or alternatively take a small cutting from the top).
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Dieffenbachia Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light)

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