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Asked by
debanthony1 on
June 29, 2015
WI

Q. what causes yellow leaves on Dumbcane

It keeps getting yellow leaves; what do I do?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 30, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Yellowing leaves are generally a watering issue. Overwatering or under watering.
Make sure your checking the soil to see if it needs water before you add it.

Here is a link with growing conditions you can review.

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

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Asked by
roseremsing on
July 2, 2015
Great Falls, MT

Q. no new growth on dieffenbachia

I’ve cut my dieffenbachia a while ago, but no new growth appears to be coming. What can I do? I’ve cut this plant several times before.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Check the light conditions and watering.

You many need a light feeding of fertilizer to give it a little boost.
Is it time to refresh the potting soil?
New good quality potting mix can rejuvenate a houseplant.

Here is a link with more help.

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

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Asked by
epicbarb on
September 6, 2015
Abbotsford BC

Q. dieffenbachia baby

My dieffenbachia baby was propagated off of the tall, spindly plant and now the baby is turning into a tall, spindly plant. The baby’s stock is only a half inch in diameter. It has two leaves with one new one started. How do I create a thicker stem? Right now it is healthy and only about 10 inches high.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 8, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Spindly houseplants are generally a symptom of lack of sunlight, soil nutrients, watering factors and humidity.

Here are a few links that will help you and refresh you on the care requirements.

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

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Asked by
Mitchael l Moore on
October 30, 2015
albany,oregon

Q. how do i propagate this dumb cane

The plant is too large and would like to have some starts from it.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 1, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Excellent idea and here is an article that will help you.

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

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Asked by
G. Nickel on
December 15, 2015
68959

Q. dieffenbachia

Some the tips on some of the leaves have turned brown. Is that too much water?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 17, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

If the soil is soggy, this is to much water.
The first inch or so of the soil should be dry before watering again.
Make sure the pot has a adequate drainage.
You also can try using distilled water or let the water sit out for 48 hours before watering the plant with. The salts from conditioned water can build up in the soil and cause the plant to have blackened leaf tips.
Here is a link with more information on care requirements.

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

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Asked by
cmkent on
December 15, 2015
2428

Q. Indoor plant

Does the water that drips off the leaves of dieffenbachia plant harm a laquered floor?

Thanks Christine

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 17, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The droplets are the byproduct of transpiration--the excess water from the plant.
It likely contains some sap from the plant. I would certainly be safe and move the plant to another area or place it on a tray that would protect your floor.

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

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