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Dieffenbachia

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Life Form: Herbaceous

Family: Araceae

Origin: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica

Ease of Cultivation: Easy

The Size: At home to 1.2 m

Growth: Very fast: up to 30-40 cm per year

Lifespan: Long, but requires rejuvenation

Temperature: In summer: up to 84,2 ° F, in winter it is better to maintain a temperature of about 60,8 ° F

Humidity: High and medium. In the summer better to spray at least 2 times per week, preferably every day with soft water

Lightning: The plant thrives in sunlight, especially varieties with white spots on the leaves / Optimal north-east window

The Soil: Suitable special soil for Dieffenbachia, you can add sand or perlite and peat, if it seems too thick. For the soil of own preparation, take 1 part of the garden land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite, 1 part of wet peat or humus (leaf land). Always use a pot with a hole

Watering: In the spring and summer of abundant   2 -3 times a week in the winter – not more than 1 time in 7-8 days. The soil between watering should be moderately moist

Fertilizer: Spring and summer every 2 weeks

Reproduction: The apical cuttings, parts of the stem (with 1-2 buds), air layers

Bloom: Cob with a veil, rarely blooms, flowers do not have much value

Features of Care: Heat and moisture-loving shade-tolerant plant

Difficulties: It is affected by spider mites, scutellum, and mealybugs. The lower leaves turn yellow when the soil is too moist and there is insufficient drainage. Lower leaves fall off with insufficient moisture, in the cold or with the age of the plant, which is normal. The leaves turn yellow and curl at low temperatures. Parts of leaves and stems rot and become mucous when sprayed from above in the cold. The stem rotates at the base due to excess watering at a low temperature. The tips of the leaves turn brown when watering with too hard water. Leaves on the tip are small, and the stem is elongated when there is a lack of light