These plants are a native to South America. Being hot and humid there and growing at ground level, the plants have developed large leaves to capture sunlight and have beautiful green leaves. There are many patterns of cream and white color. Sometimes it’s lines, sometimes patches, sometimes spots. All these differences make many varieties of Dieffenbachia possible. Accepted in the world as a common house plant and office plant, it adds peace and serenity to the whole place where it is kept. Inside the homes, they can reach a maximum height of 4 feet. They can also be planted in the garden in shade and they shall be able to grow.
Variegation on leaves and small steaks of green at border
|Pot size||5 inches|
|Plant height||7 inches|
|Plant spread||8 inches|
Plant care best practices
The Dieffenbachia plants like indirect bright sunlight and partial shade. As it has developed in the forests with high temperature and humidity, they love to be around the places of high moisture content. The Dieffenbachia will grow very fast when they are near a water source like a small fountain. They also need fresh air and a lot of indirect sunlight. If they are planted in the greenhouse, they will also do well and grow fast. They need constant watering and keeping the soil medium moist. Overwatering needs to be avoided.
Once the plant is received, kindly unpack and leave the plant in the balcony / open space for 2 days. Kindly water the plant if the top soil is dry. Change of the container shall be done only after 2 weeks once the plant is good and healthy.
Bright, indirect sunlight is needed for good growth.
Planting medium needs
Well drained soil with fertilizer mix
They love moisture. They need to be kept watered but not overwatered. The plants should be watered when the top soil is dry. There should be provision of water drainage.
Organic fertilizer once every month.
Yellow leaves : Due to underwatering.
Leaves drooping : Too much sunlight. Keep the plant in shade.