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Q.Dieffenbachia Top Heavy

Zone 32034 | Anonymous added on July 4, 2021 | Answered

My dieffenbachia has gotten very tall and top heavy. The upper stems are thicker than the lower stems because of better care in the last five years. The stakes no longer can hold the stalks upright and they constantly fall over. What should I do? If I cut one of the stalks, can I repot it? should I cut both and start over?

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Answered on July 15, 2021

You can cut one stem back to six inches from the base. When new growth starts on that stem, cut the other one back to six inches. Here is more:


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