Plant Care Dieffenbachia
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Dieffenbachia

4.5 out of 5 (35 experiences)

Dieffenbachia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dieffenbachia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Dumb cane

Taxonomy

Dieffenbachia seguine
Dieffenbachia
Araceae
Alismatales

What other plant parents say

Dieffenbachia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 26
Dieffenbachia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 19
Dieffenbachia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 16
Dieffenbachia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Dieffenbachia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Dieffenbachia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Dieffenbachia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Greenwoodlc
Lakewood, CO
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Hannah by Greenwoodlc on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

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!

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@Mintqueen
Portland, OR
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named minerva by Mintqueen on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

not safe for cats, however mine leave this one alone. always just thrives with barely any attention and is most likely ready for a reporting already!

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San Jacinto, CA
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Theo by Faerieshollow on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

Adorable, but it has lost 2 leaves (yellowed). It was my fault though for leaving the soil dry and not following my watering schedule

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Desenzano del Garda, Lombardy
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Ulysses S Plant by Juulia.lowdon on Greg, the plant care app
03/11/2021

i go back and forth with dumb canes. one minute she’s happy, the next her leaves are browning.

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@Anah7077
Corona, CA
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Bruce Lee by Anah7077 on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

I have to let it dry out almost fully. Otherwise very easy. Not the fastest grower right now.

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San Diego, CA
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named georgia by Laurenmclaughlin on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

so pretty and loves the sunlight! one of my favorite plants! she brings me so much joy <3

Srdebien avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Luna by Srdebien on Greg, the plant care app
03/23/2021

She’s beautiful but super toxic! Keep away from pets and kids

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@Jojosplants
Bell, CA
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Aria by Jojosplants on Greg, the plant care app
02/28/2021

The only plant that hasn't given me any issues.

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@Snazzyemo
Salt Lake City, UT
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named Sad by Snazzyemo on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

Died for no reason I can tell :/

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@Talitha
Ypsilanti, MI
Rating of the plant Dieffenbachia named The Twins by Talitha on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

Needs lots of direct sunlight

How to care for Dieffenbachia

Water

How often to water your Dieffenbachia

Water needs for Dieffenbachia
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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 in Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO

60% Medium

Growing Dieffenbachia in Colorado Springs right now

Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia in Colorado Springs, CO

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 21st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently high 📈.

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

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Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunlight intensity will increase by 41.5% ☀️

April 19th, 2021

Colorado Springs is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to increase by 41.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.5 megajoules …

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Light needs for plant Dieffenbachia in Colorado Springs, CO

Daylight will increase by 2.1 hours 📈

April 21st, 2021

This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 18.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.8 total hou…

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Finding light for Dieffenbachia in your home

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

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 💪.️

Colorado Springs, CO currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help ensure this plant has adequate ingredients for growth by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dieffenbachia

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

When to repot Dieffenbachia

Nutrient needs for plant Dieffenbachia in Colorado Springs, CO

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 15th, 2021

The growing potential in Colorado Springs is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to re…

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Care Summary for Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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