Dieffenbachia
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diffenbacia plants

Zone Stevens Point WI 54482 | Anonymous added on April 22, 2018 | Answered

I have a diffenbacia plant that is about 3-4 years old. some of the stems are growing out in all directions. Is this normal? How would you suggest cutting them back.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 23, 2018

Yes, it's normal for dieffenbachias to become large and unruly eventually, but you can prune them back. When pruning, you can remove up to 1/3 of the plant's total size at any one time. You can entirely remove individual stems, or you can cut a stem back part way to encourage more bushy growth close to the center of the plant.
https://garden.org/nga/searchqa/answer/78115/

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