With a minimum temperature of 5 °C (41 °F), dieffenbachia must be grown indoors in temperate areas. They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient. They also need moderately moist soil, which should be regularly fertilized with a proprietary houseplant fertilizer. Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves. Yellowing of the leaves is generally a sign of problematic conditions, such as a nutrient deficiency in the soil. Dieffenbachia respond well to hot temperatures and dry climates.
Dieffenbachia is a genus of tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae. We gnerally called this a Diffin. It is native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina. Some species are widely cultivated as ornamental plants, especially as houseplants, and have become naturalized on a few tropical islands.
- Simple and alternate leaves containing white spots and flecks
- Attractive indoor foliage plant
- Plant with black plastic pot
- Plant with straight stem
- Watering the plant when the top 1”- 2” of the soil is dry, but if the plant in a lower light condition, it can dry out a little further
- If plant leaves looks yellow and curl so keep it in a better temperature
- This plant produces lots of new growth in short periods of time
- If you are rotating your plant regularly as it will grow toward the light source and this will prevent it from becoming bare on one side
- To make it more growthable fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer
- If your using this as a smaller desktop plant, so as a suggestion please do repotting once every 12-18 months
- For larger floor plants, we suggest repotting every 18-24 months