Plant Care Milky Way Dumb Cane
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Milky Way Dumb Cane

Taxonomy

Dieffenbachia 'Milky Way'
Diffenbachia

How to care for Milky Way Dumb Cane

Water

How often to water your Milky Way Dumb Cane

Water needs for Milky Way Dumb Cane
0.5 cups
every 9

Milky Way Dumb Cane needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Milky Way Dumb Cane

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Milky Way Dumb Cane in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Milky Way Dumb Cane: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Milky Way Dumb Cane may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Milky Way Dumb Cane

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Milky Way Dumb Cane: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Milky Way Dumb Cane after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Milky Way Dumb Cane

Milky Way Dumb Cane

Milky Way Dumb Cane


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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