Dieffenbachia reflector is a cultivar of the Dieffenbachia plant species, also known as Dumb Cane. It is native to the tropical regions of South and Central America and is a popular indoor plant known for its large, lush leaves and ease of care. The plant can grow up to 4 feet tall and produces leaves that are variegated green and white or yellow.

To care for a dieffenbachia plant

Soil - Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure that the plant is not planted too deeply in the soil.

Humidity - This plant likes high humidity, mist regularly or place a tray of water near the plant.

Fertilizing - Fertilize monthly during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

Pruning - Prune yellow or damaged leaves regularly to maintain a neat appearance.

By following these guidelines, your dieffenbachia should thrive.

Common pests that affect dieffenbachia plants are spider mites, mealybugs, scale insects, and thrips. These pests can cause yellowing of leaves, stunted growth, and leaf drop. To control pests, you can try the following methods:

  1. Physical removal: Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove any visible pests.

  2. Neem oil: Mix a solution of neem oil and water and spray the plant. Neem oil is a natural pesticide that can kill pests and their eggs.

  3. Horticultural soap: Use a soap solution to wash the plant, taking care to cover the entire surface of the leaves.

  4. Insecticidal soap: Purchase an insecticidal soap specifically formulated for indoor plants and follow the instructions on the label.

  5. Predatory insects: Introduce beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lacewings, or parasitic wasps to your plant, as they feed on common houseplant pests.

It is important to monitor your dieffenbachia regularly for signs of pest infestation and take action as soon as possible to avoid serious damage to the plant.

Grown in 125mm and 200mm pots.
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