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Mine is very sensitive to how much water it is given. Too much and the leaves become very droopy. Make sure to be cautious of that and fine the appropriate amount of water your plant can take. And su…
This is a gorgeous plant is taken care of properly. I had her in shaded spot & kept her in some peaty soil for too long and lost some leaves. Repotted her in my soilless mix & give her bright indirec…
I’ve had two dieffenbachias and both of them were very sensitive. My second one, Difficult, also had the added problem of gnats. Dieffenbachias show their symptoms very easily but the trouble starts …
A classic! This plant doesn’t typically disappoint. She grows fast, and grows large enough to make an impact in your room. Indirect sun works great. Water regularly as they don’t like to dry out.…
This Dieffenbachia is one tough cookie. I’ve put her through the wringer. Not knowing any better I’ve both underwater and overwatered her. For the last 4 months I’ve shown her some love, repotted her…
My most favorite plant. Requires a bit of indirect bright sunlight to keep looking lush. The leaves are so voluptuously large with eye catching contrasting variegations. I can stare at it for ages an…
Grows fairly quickly and is a great decorative plant. I moved mine to my sunporch for the summer here in Michigan, lots of indirect light but warm and bright still. Mine will brown and drop leaves it…
Found this one in the backyard just about to die and had one tiny leave left. I cleaned it up and gave it new soil and one year later it is thriving with 10 leaves, more than a meter high and really …
This plant loves to be watered frequently but can handle lower light than most. She communicates when she needs water, though, rather than just dying and losing leaves right away!
It drops a lot of leaves and browns very easily. I’m not sure if I’m watering it too much or too little because the leaves constantly brown no matter what I change about the care
How to care for Dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia 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.
Dieffenbachia 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 💪.
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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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.