Posted 2M ago by @StarryBeans

She’s not doing well

#Dieffenbachia advice?
3ft to light, indirect
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Hi there! It’s kind of hard to see what’s going on there. Maybe overwatering? One thing for sure is that you can cut off the yellowing leaves because they won’t go back to green. Plus, it helps the plant re-focus it’s energy on creating new leaves. Have you checked the leaves for pests? I struggled with mine for awhile too. Took a bit to find the spot in my house where she was happy. I love your shelving for your plants! I’m sure other people here will give more suggestions. πŸŒ±πŸ’š
@SunnyPlants thank you! I’ve never had this type of plant before so I’m not familiar with it. I did check for pests and nothing. The app suggested watering earlier this week and the soil was still moist so I snoozed it but suspected it might be overwatered ☹️
@StarryBeans I bet she’ll be okay with your tlc! Happy to help out!
It looks like the plant is too big for the little pot- might try repotting it. I am watering mine less than required and it’s doing better
She looks overwatered to me. They are such beautiful plants. I just got one recently and find them so pretty. I work hard at this one because I can be an overwatered. I have trained myself to depend on my moisture meter for some plants and this is one of those. I would clip off the yellow leaves they will just get worse and they won’t come back. You may want to pull it out and check its roots. Any brown mushy roots cut off up to healthy roots. Leave plant dry out some while you clean up his pot and repot him. No water. Let him rest and see how he does. I think you can still save him. Sprinkle his roots with a little cinnamon before you repot him. I would also give his roots a little sprinkle of root hormone. Let us know how he’s doing. Good luck ! He’s really cute. 🌱❀️πŸ₯°
I struggled with pests on my diffenbachia. I use a copper spray on my pest-sensitive plants and it seems to help.
Hi Nicki! I also own a dieffenbachia plant and I also Noticed that it has a single yellowing leave. I’m thinking that it may get be because of overwatering, too little water, or lack of fertilization. πŸ’¦πŸͺ΄