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How to plant dieffenbachia

How to plant dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia - evergreen plant of the familyAraceae occurring in the tropics of South and Central America. In the indoor environment is grown mainly because of its decorative appearance, although it is believed that dieffenbachia, dracaena and ficus like, can clean the air of toxins.

Like many tropical plants, dieffenbachia sensitive to the texture and composition of the soil mix.

You will need

  • - Stalk diffenbahii-
  • - latex gloves-
  • - drainage
  • - River pesok-
  • - Humus land-
  • - Sheet land-
  • - Peat land-
  • - charcoal.



If you got to plant apical stalkdieffenbachia, or you want to rejuvenate stretched tall old plant lost its decorative appearance, you can root the stalk in the water. This method is familiar to many flower growers-fans. Place the cutting in soft water at room temperature and put in a bright place with temperatures between twenty and twenty-four degrees. Make sure that a plant is not exposed to direct sunlight. From time to time wipe the leaves with a damp cloth.


When cutting the roots grow to two or threecentimeters, put the plant in the ground. To do this, select a clay pot is medium in size. Of course, you can use a decorative plastic pots, but in an earthenware container because of its porous structure better regulated humidity earthen clod.


In the quarter the height of the pot, pour a layer of anydrainage, which you use for planting flowers. This can be a ceramic or ceramic drainage. Some growers are using as a crumb from the drainage packing foam mixed with hydrogel. Sprinkle on top of a small drainage layer of washed river sand.


Dieffenbachia grows well in slightly acidic looseground. For the preparation of this soil mix one part river sand with two parts humus of the earth, four-part ground sheet and the same amount of peat land. Sometimes it is recommended to add to the soil mix a bit of crushed charcoal.


Lightly moisten the soil and emptying it into the potover the drainage and sand. Plant the rooted stem and gently firm the soil mix around it. Place the plant in a warm place with no direct sunlight.


Pour dieffenbachia soft water after the soil mixture dries. Every two weeks you should wipe the leaves of the plant with a damp cloth.

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