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Q.Is This A Dieffenbachia? What To Do About Stalk With Dying Leaf?

Zone 75010 | HerNibs added on August 31, 2020 | Answered

My husband has had this plant for years and has no idea what it is. I repotted it and gave it some indirect sun and after the initial stress, it is happier- I’m also watering it more. It has two new leaves! But on one of the two stalks the leaf is dying. Do I cut it off? Where? Well it grow more leaves? I don’t want to just have one stalk.

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Answered on September 1, 2020

The only way to force lower growth is to prune it! Still, you may want to wait until you see a little more new growth before you do this. Also, have care when pruning, as this plant contains an incredible amount of calcium oxalates.

Here is an article that will help you to care for the plant:


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Answered on September 2, 2020

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