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The large and showy Dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office.
What makes it special:
Easy to care and maintain.
Perfect indoor decorative plant.
Attractive foliage plant.
best air purifier plant.
Dieffenbachia belonged to family Araceae. Dieffenbachia is a herbaceous plant with straight stem, simple and alternate leaves containing white spots and flecks making it attractive as indoor foliage. Dieffenbachia is a broad-leaved foliage plant with thick succulent stems.
The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office. When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, you will find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions.
Planting And Care
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Keep the plant in indoor indirect bright light or artificial bright light.
Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.
The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.
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Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.