Plant Care Guide Dieffenbachia Seguine

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What is the Dumb Cane plant?

The Dieffenbachia Seguine, also known as the Dumb Cane, is part of a group of tropical plants that feature large, oval leaves with green, white and cream coloring. While it will not reach the sizes of its outdoor counterparts, it will still grow into a sizable houseplant.

Their voluminous production of elegant foliage makes them the perfect desk-side addition, as well as the ideal bookends for your furniture.

Light CareLight Care

During the growing season, the Dumb Cane prefers a shaded environment, where it can enjoy low levels of light. It can also tolerate bright, indirect light, as well as direct light, but only during the winter months when the sun is less intense.

Ideally, keep your plant behind a curtained window or somewhere else in your home where it can be shaded from light sources.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Dumb Cane biweekly, as it enjoys staying moist. During the growing season, ensure that the plant stays moist, and reduce the amount of water that you provide it during the winter months.

To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter several inches into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.

Food GuideFood Guide

Use a fast-draining soil to ensure that water is distributed properly. During the growing season, provide your plant with a balanced, diluted fertilizer every 4 - 6 weeks.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

The Dumb Cane loves to be pampered, and will grow much more efficiently if tended to as thoroughly as possible. If you want to see your Dumb Cane be happy and healthy, adhere to a strict watering schedule and do not allow its soil to dry up. Additionally, provide it with fertilizer once per month, all the way from the start of spring to the end of fall.