Dieffenbachia Amoena is a very common plant that has been around for many years.
This plant has about 12 different species in the world and belongs to the Araceae family and is considered native to Brazil.
This beautiful plant has large leaves with a combination of yellow, green and white colors.
The leaves of the plant grow at the same time as the stem grows, and over time, the stem will disappear.
By growing of the plant, the lower leaves fall off and the stem will be left as a single branched rod.
In addition, this plant is a poisonous plant.
Avoid contact of children and animals with the plant. Because the plant has substances that can make a human eye blind. Of course, with care, you can enjoy having this beautiful plant.
One of the important points in maintaining Dieffenbachia is its irrigation. Because this plant is sensitive to irrigation.
Normal soil moisture is optimal for this plant. Allow the soil to dry then irrigate.
Be careful about the large plants, increase the amount of water a little bit.
It requires a bright environment with indirect light. It is better to place the plant in a short distance from the south or east window.
Of course, dark green colors are more resistant to shade. But in general, shade causes the plant to grow like a grass.
So pay attention to this point for keeping Dieffenbachia.
Temperatures between 13 and 18 Celsius degrees are suitable for Dieffenbachia. This plant inclines relatively warm environment, also cold environment causes the lower leaves to fall off.
It requires normal humidity. Island construction can be effective for supplying plant’s moisture.
Dieffenbachia soil should be well drained. Because this plant does not like very moist and always wet soil. Wet soil will cause root rot.
The last point in maintaining Dieffenbachia is the propagation of this plant.
If your plant is very tall and the stem is bare, it is better to cut the plant.
This will give you a shorter plant with a few more Dieffenbachia plant.
To propagate, you must cut the plant’s stem with a short distance from the growing part of the leaves.
Place this part of the plant, which is actually the top and head of the plant, in the water from the stem to take root.
After rooting, plant the Dieffenbachia in the soil.
But what to do with the rest of the stem which is without leaves???
Cut the stem into 5 cm pieces.
Just pay attention to one point here.
When the old leaves fall off, the place where the leaf connects to the stem appears as a light brown circle.
The place of the old leaf is the plant’s bud actually. When you are cutting the stem of the plant, make sure that there is at least one bud in each cutting.
It will be the bud that grows and begins to leaf, after the cutting takes root.
After cutting the stem, place the stem pieces horizontally on the soil.
In the way that, the cut part is not on the soil and the soil is just in contact with the plant’s stem.
After the cuttings take root and buds grow, plant them