Plant Care Dieffenbachia standleyi

Dieffenbachia standleyi

About Dieffenbachia standleyi

Dieffenbachia standleyi is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Dieffenbachia standleyi likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Dieffenbachia standleyi

How to care for Dieffenbachia standleyi


How often to water your Dieffenbachia standleyi

Water needs for Dieffenbachia standleyi
0.5 cups
every 9

Dieffenbachia standleyi needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.

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 Dieffenbachia standleyi

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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Growing Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 26% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of daylig…

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Finding light for Dieffenbachia standleyi in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dieffenbachia standleyi: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dieffenbachia standleyi can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.


How to fertilize Dieffenbachia standleyi

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dieffenbachia standleyi: 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 Dieffenbachia standleyi after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Dieffenbachia standleyi

Nutrient needs for plant Dieffenbachia standleyi in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Dieffenbachia standleyi

Dieffenbachia standleyi

Dieffenbachia standleyi

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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