Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia Only Growing Leaves on Top


martyjav added on April 9, 2015 | Answered

How to keep dieffenbachia from only growing leaves on top? I have a small dieffenbachia and it keeps growing taller and only has leaves on the top of the plant. The pictures of the dieffenbachias at this website are much more attractive than the tall, spindly plant that mine is becoming. Do you have any suggestions?


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 9, 2015

Make sure your providing adequate light for your plant, bright filtered light is required for most Dieffenbachia. Plants should be rotated to insure even growth.
You can use a process called air layering to start new growth on the stems, or you could propagate new plants from your mother plant.
Here are some links to help you get started.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dumb-cane/growing-dumbcane-dieffenbachia.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/propagating-runners-on-houseplants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/dumb-cane/propagating-dieffenbachia.htm

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