Question about Dieffenbachia

by Gerald Banks
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

This information come from your page about Dieffenbachia under these titles:

Dieffenbachia Care

Water your Dieffenbachia thoroughly, then allow it to dry between waterings.


Dieffenbachia Turning Yellow

If the soil is allowed to dry out, the leaf edges will discolor.

Which one should I follow as I am having a problem with my leaves sagging.

Thanking you in advance.

Plant Guides Answer

I'm sorry my instructions in Dumb Cane were not more clear.

What I should have said is to let the soil dry slightly between waterings. If it becomes too dry the leaf edges will discolor.

Drooping leaves are caused by either too much or too little water.

Plant roots need a balance of air and water.

If the plant is over watered, the roots begin to suffocate and fail to take up the proper amount of water. If the plant is under watered, the roots can't send enough water to the leaves to keep them nice and plump.

Push your index finger into the soil up to the first knuckle. When that depth of soil is dry, water the dumb cane plant.

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