Description For Dieffenbachia Starbright
How to grow Dieffenbachia Star BrightPlant Description: Dieffenbachia Star Bright is a tropical American plant. Its ornamental broad foliage makes it a very handsome plant. Its eaves are beautiful, showy with creamy patterns & green margins, and it is cultivated widely in shade gardens. It is one of the most popular houseplants. Dieffenbachia Star Bright is generally grown as a potted plants for indoor decorations.
Botanical Name: Dieffenbachia sp.
Plant type: Foliage pattern plants.
Growth Habit: Perennial shrub.
Growth Rate: Slow Growing.
Average Landscape Size: 2 to 5 feet height.
Warning: Do not place any part of the plant in the mouth as acid sap of the plant is poisonous.
How to care for Dieffenbachia StarbrightSoil: Dieffenbachia Star Bright plant likes well drained compost rich soil mixed with little quantities of small broken bricks and charcoal. Dieffenbachia Star Bright will grow well in most well-drained container soil mixes.
Pot Size: 12 to 16 inch pot.
Potting/Transplanting: The pot selected must have proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots or brick pieces before putting the soil. Transplant the Dieffenbachia Star Bright sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Dieffenbachia Star Bright should be repotted every year; especially when the plant has grown too big, has become extra root bound, and is oversized as compared to the old pot.
Sunlight: Dieffenbachia Star Bright prefers semi shade.
Water: Water thoroughly, then let soil dry to the touch to a depth of one inch. Frequent syringing with clean water is beneficial.
Fertiliser: Provide cow-dung manure every 6 months.
Temperature: Recommended temperature range for is between 25-35 degree Celsius.
Humidity: The Dieffenbachia Star Bright prefers shady and warm humid conditions.
Pruning: If the stems become too long and bare, you can rejuvenate the plant simply by cutting the stems back to about 6 inches tall.
Propagation: Dieffenbachia Star Bright can be propagated by terminal and node cuttings of canes.
Companion Plants: Dracaena, ferns, Rhoeo, Ribbon Grass, Ixora, Aralia
|Type of Plants||Foliage Pattern Plants|
|Water Schedule||Once a week|
|Speciality||Beautifil creamy, showy leaves spotted with green.|
|Design Use||Fancy indoor pots, shady patches of garden|
|Ideal Location||Potted in corridors, living room corners. (leaves poisonous)|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||30 cm|
|Packing Depth||10 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|