Sparkles dieffenbachia is a showy selection that offers light green leaves splotched with dark green and white. Dieffenbachia is a broad-leaved foliage plant with thick succulent stems.
The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office. When you learn how to care for a dieffenbachia plant, you will find it to be adaptable to different kinds of lighting and conditions.
Common name(s): Dumbcane or leopard lily
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: NA
Max reachable height: 4 to 5 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy.
Planting and care
Dieffenbachia is propagated by cutting, tip cutting or stem cutting. With a minimum temperature of 5 degrees, dieffenbachia must be grown indoors in temperate areas. They need light, but filtered sunlight through a window is usually sufficient. They also need moderately moist soil, and should be fertilized organically Leaves will periodically roll up and fall off to make way for new leaves. Yellowing of the leaves is generally a sign of problematic conditions, such as a nutrient deficiency in the soil. Dieffenbachia responds well to hot temperatures and dry climates.
Sunlight: Bright light but not direct sunlight.
Soil: Well draining soil.
Temperature: 17 to 27-degree celsius
Fertilizer: During the primary growing season , March Through October , feed every other week when watering using a complete liquid food. During the winter months use NO fertilizer and water only.
Caring for Dieffenbachia Sparkles
Rotate the dieffenbachia house plant regularly to provide adequate light to all sides of the plant and prevent it from reaching towards the light on one side.
Watering should be when the soil feels dry to touch.
You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
You should prune and fertilize plants with organic fertilizers.
When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.When potting or repotting plants, spring-time is best just before the growing season begins.
For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Typical uses of Dieffenbachia Sparkles
Special features: Dieffenbachia is popular as houseplants because of their tolerance of shade.
Ornamental use: The large and showy dieffenbachia can be the perfect living decoration for the home or office.