Saturday, March 27, 2021


Dieffenbachia, otherwise called imbecilic stick, is an extraordinarily simple to-develop houseplant. 

Mainstream since the Victorian time, dieffenbachia is an alluring, tropical indoor plant. The normal name stupid stick alludes to the plant's sap, which can cause growing of the mouth if the leaves or stems are bitten, leaving one unfit to talk, or "idiotic.


Dieffenbachias arrive in various cultivars with various sizes, tones, and variegation designs. 


There are many minimal structures that seldom should be scaled back, developing to just 12 inches tall; they make superb emphasize plants and some are low-developing enough to be utilized as tall groundcovers. 

Different cultivars can develop to be very enormous, arriving at 6 to 8 feet or more in tallness. The taller assortments ought to be pruned back every so often to energize a more full structure. 

Dieffenbachias produce blossoms occasionally, however they rarely bloom inside, and the sprouts are not conspicuous. 

Planting and Care 

Dieffenbachia lean towards diffused daylight or fractional shade, however will endure full shade, which is the reason it is appropriate as a houseplant. It flourishes in temperatures somewhere in the range of 60 and 75°F. 

Your dieffenbachia ought to be watered routinely, with soil being permitted to dry between waterings. It very well may be planted in any great quality, all around depleted preparing media and ought to be repotted depending on the situation to consider best development. Dieffenbachia's inclination for moderately high moistness makes it an incredible choice for Florida. To empower even development, turn your plant frequently. 

It can likewise be filled outside in an obscure area, however should be shielded from the virus. 

Use alert with this plant in the event that you have little kids or inquisitive pets, as its sap has harmful characteristics which can cause tongue and throat expanding when ingested. 


On the off chance that your dieffenbachia isn't looking as solid as it once did, there are some simple approaches to investigate your issues. 

Leaf Issues 

Leaves are sagging — Saggy leaves can by brought about by too little water. At the point when the dirt surface is dry to the touch, water your plant well, water again when the dirt surface gets dry. On the off chance that the leaves hang and fall without yellowing first, your plant might be excessively cold. Move your plant to a territory where the temperature won't fall under 55 degrees. The most reduced leaves may become yellow and start to hang as a feature of the plant's typical development design. Just eliminate the hanging leaves as a feature of your normal up-keep. 

Leaves have earthy colored tips — Earthy colored tips on your dieffenbachia's leaves could be brought about by lopsided watering. Keep your watering rehearses somewhat more customary and never let your plant sit in water. 

Leaves are twisted with earthy colored edges — Twisted, searing leaves could be brought about by exorbitant manure application. Flush away aggregated salts and manure with clean water. Adhere to name directions for right manure application rates. 

Development issues 

Lopsided development — Lopsided development happens when dieffenbachia extends toward a light source. To try and out the development of your dieffenbachia, turn your plant a quarter turn like clockwork. 

Minimal new development — If the development of your dieffenbachia has eased back or halted it is likely not getting sufficient light. Move your plant to a more splendid area and consider taking care of your plant a high-nitrogen foliage plant food as suggested. 


Cottony masses on your plant — Cottony masses on stems and the undersides of leaves imply the presence of mealybugs. To treat your dieffenbachia, apply a marked item at the suggested rates. Make certain to adhere to all mark guidelines. 

Pale leaves and a webby material on leaf undersides — Creepy crawly bugs might be the reason for your plant's inconveniences. The principal game-plan is to disconnect your dieffenbachia to keep the arachnid vermin from spreading to different plants. Vermin populaces can be diminished by taking the plant outside and splashing it with a powerful shower of water. Marked pesticides might be required for best control. Contact your nearby region Expansion Specialist for proposals.

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