Dieffenbachia Care Guide

Care Guide

Dieffenbachia 'Dumb Cane' Care

Meet Dieffenbachia

Dumb Cane (also known as Dieffenbachia or the Leopard lily) is easy to care for. The Dumb Cane has large green leaves and thrives in a large range of environments. Yellow and green leaves make for a great addition to any area. Follow our easy guide to keep the Dumb Cane Dieffenbachia houseplant growing and thriving.  

  • Light: This plant does better in a low light environment. Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) will sunburn if they get any direct sun at all, and the leaves will yellow and curl. 
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Water: Check the soil to make sure it is dry an inch down before watering the Dieffenbachia plant. Plant the Dumb Cane in well-draining soil and water lightly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. 
  • Humidity: High
  • TemperatureThe Dieffenbachia plant does well as a houseplant, thriving with year-round room temperatures averaging 65°-75° F. Temperatures below 60° F can harm the plant.
  • Difficult LevelEasy

Common Problems Q&A

Why does my plant have brown tips?

Brown tips can be caused by uneven watering. Make sure you are watering your plant consistently. Make sure the plant is not sitting in too much water, also the soil should not completely dry out for long periods of time.

Why are my leaves drooping?

This is likely caused by under watering. Once you water your plant the leaves should perk up within just a few hours!

How do I keep my plants growth even and full?

Keeping a consistent watering schedule and rotating your plant regularly is the key to a happy and full plant. Consistently pruning your plant can also prevent it from having a top heavy shape.

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