Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
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- Attractive foliage
- Easy care
- Common tabletop plant
Weight: 18 lbs
Container Size: 6" container
About This Plant
This plant can cause oral irritation and illness. Take care to ensure pets don’t chew or eat it. More information here.
Up to 70 inches
Up to 36 inches
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsFor plants that have filled their current containers, select a container one inch wider than the container your plant is currently growing in. Plants that haven't filled out the soil in their current pots don't need a larger container, but can be repotted into a container of the same size or slipped into a cache pot to hide the plastic nursery container. Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care DescriptionDieffenbachia plants require medium to high light. Direct sun burns the leaves and too much bright light causes the vibrant leaf color to fade. When an indoor dieffenbachia does not get enough light, the new leaves are small and far apart on the stem. Fertilize only when the plant is actively producing new leaves. Most dieffenbachia should be fed every two weeks in the summer and once a month in the spring and fall. Never feed in the winter. Excess plant food causes browning around the edges of the leaves. High humidity is a plus but a dieffenbachia still does well in basic household humidity.
Effort of Care
Well-drained, moisture-retentive indoor potting soil
Water well and then allow the top 2"-3" of soil to dry out before watering again. Dieffenbachia plants do best when watered on a regular schedule.
Provide bright indirect light for large leaves and compact growth. Too little light results in small leaves spaced far apart on the stem.
Water well and then allow the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out before watering again. Dieffenbachia plants do best when watered on a regular schedule.
Disease and Pests
Spider mites, mealybugs, and scale are the most common pests