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’ll find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions in which you might not expect a dieffenbachia houseplant to grow.
Problems with dieffenbachia plant can be easily overcome in most situations. The most common problem with growing dieffenbachia is too much moisture. Overwatering is a common problem with many houseplants and the dieffenbachia houseplant is no exception. Plant in a well-draining soil and water lightly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Check the soil to make sure it is dry an inch (2.5 cm.) down before watering the dieffenbachia plant.
- Light: Bright indirect
- Water: Water when soil is 50% dry
- Child/pet safe: No