Dieffenbachia Compacta – 12cm

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The Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta’, also known as the Dumb Cane, is a popular houseplant admired for its lush, green leaves with striking white or yellow variegation. Its compact growth habit and attractive foliage make it a versatile and beautiful addition to any indoor space.

Basic Care Guide:

Light: Place your Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta’ in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate lower light levels but will thrive best in medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering: Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Water thoroughly when the top 2.5 centimetres of soil feel dry to the touch. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging and root rot.

Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 18°C to 24°C. Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta’ can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Humidity: This plant prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water and pebbles beneath the pot.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture without becoming soggy. A blend of regular potting soil, peat, and perlite works well for this plant.

Feeding: Feed your Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta’ with a balanced liquid fertiliser diluted to half strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilising in the winter months when growth slows down.

Pruning: Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s health and appearance. Regular pruning will also help encourage new growth and maintain a compact shape.

Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

With the right care, your Dieffenbachia ‘Compacta’ will thrive, adding a touch of lush greenery and elegance to your indoor space for years to come!

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