Dieffenbachia

The dieffenbachia - a tropical plant with Germanic consonances - is a beautiful large indoor perennial with white and yellow leaves. Guaranteed exoticism - unless, of course, you live in the West Indies.
Common name : Dieffenbachia
Scientific name : Dieffenbachia
Family : Araceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
A tropical relative of the arum, dieffenbachia is a vigorous perennial plant. It can theoretically reach 1.5 meters of height, so it is better to grow it in a large pot. Indoors, do not expect to see the white flowers of Dieffenbachia : it happens very rarely. Attention, sap is toxic: dieffenbachia should be handled with care.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 60 - 150
pH 6 - 7

Plant my dieffenbachia

Tropical plant, your dieffenbachia will flourish around 20 ┬░ C in a mixture of potting soil and earth, in a pot, inside. Put sand at the bottom of the pot to facilitate drainage. The dieffenbachia likes sifted light, : too close to a window the magnifying glass effect can burn the leaves. It needs a strong moisture, do not place it in a draft or in a dry room.

Water my dieffenbachia

Water once or twice a week during growth, adding twice a month a little compost juice. In winter, water a little, once or twice a month.

Spray my dieffenbachia

Clean the leaves with non-calcareous water once a month, otherwise dust may block photosynthesis.

Prune my dieffenbachia

The dieffenbachia can grow the size of a small shrub, and afterward lose its branches from the bottom. In this case, prune its branches quite short between November and February.

Repot my dieffenbachia

At the end of winter each year, repot your plant in a slightly larger pot, adding a mixture of garden soil and potting soil.

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