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Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Marianne' 100mm Pot

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Welcome to Plant&Leaf and our range of family grown plants. The first photo serves as a representative display, showcasing the beauty of a mature plant. The second photo provides a sample of a single plant from the current batch available. Please note the Pot size displayed on the heading of each product.

All of our plants are grown outdoors in nature and are exposed to the natural elements. Sometimes this means a leaf could have been chewed here and there or have a blemish or two – but we do our best to send the best plants we can on every order.

Dieffenbachia, also known as Dumb Cane, is a popular and easy-to-grow houseplant known for its attractive foliage. Here's how to care for Dieffenbachia:

  1. Light: Dieffenbachia prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions, but growth may slow down.

  2. Temperature: Dieffenbachia thrives in average room temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 60°F (15°C), as it is sensitive to cold drafts and frost.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water your Dieffenbachia when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. During the growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, and reduce watering in the winter when growth slows down. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  4. Humidity: Dieffenbachia prefers moderate to high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, you can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a humidifier nearby, or placing the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Grouping plants together can also help create a humid microclimate.

  5. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of peat moss, perlite, and compost works well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Dieffenbachia with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when growth slows down.

  7. Pruning: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves regularly to maintain the plant's appearance and health. You can also prune leggy stems to encourage bushier growth.

  8. Repotting: Repot your Dieffenbachia every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and refresh the soil to provide fresh nutrients.

  9. Pest Control: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

By following these care tips, you can keep your Dieffenbachia healthy and thriving, adding beauty to your indoor space.