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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Ford

Dieffenbachia Plant Care Cheat Sheet

Dieffenbachia are beautiful indoor houseplants that come in many different colors and patterns.

Lighting: This plant can tolerate from 3-4 hours of direct sunlight touching the foliage. What this means, is this is a lower light tolerant plant, but will do much better in a bright indirect lighting situation. To maintain the plant's size, a minimum of 100 FC is required, but for good growth, you want around 400 FC.

Watering: This plant likes to dry out at least 1/2 of the way between waterings. It can tolerate drying most of the way out, but the leaves will droop and quickly yellow when it is thirsty. Try to avoid getting to the completely droopy stage.


This quick cheat sheet is meant to give you tips and tricks for how to best care for your plant. All of the information above is based on my personal experience and advice with houseplants and the lighting requirements are a reference from Daryl Chang of House Plant Journal.

*FC is lighting measured in Foot Candles and requires a light meter to get an accurate reading.

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