Dumbcane Dieffenbachia

Origin: Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia Seguine
Family: Araceae
 Common Name: Dumbcane

Symbolism: According to folk tradition in Brazil, Dieffenbachia protects against negative energy. That's probably because of all that lovely fresh oxygen.

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🔆 Light
It will do best in bright, indirect light, however, it can tolerate lower light situations. Just don’t let it sit in direct sunlight.


💧 Water
Water your Dieffenbachia when the soil is dry 50-75% down. Water thoroughly, and do not overwater to avoid root rot.


☁️ Humidity
It can survive in a low humidity environment but will thrive with higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray to raise the humidity, or mist the leave with water-spray 2-3 times a week.


🌡️ Temperature
Prefers temperatures between (15-26°C) degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.


🧴️ Food
For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. 


🐾 Toxicity
considered to be toxic to pets and humans if consumed.


➕ Additional Tips
If you notice the tips or edges of your plant’s leaves are turning brown, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, it could be due to your tap water. You can prevent this by watering with filtered water or rainwater. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing.


⛔ HIGH RISK
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).


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