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Dieffenbachia Star Light Plants for Sale Online
Dieffenbachia Star Light sports large, slightly rounded green foliage with lighter freckles of whites and yellows decorating each leaf's center. Dieffenbachias prefer filtered bright light to produce their best colors, but they will thrive in low light as well. Star Light is one of the easier foliage plants to grow indoors, this plant blends with about any decor and quickly becomes one of your favorite house plants.
About Your Dieffenbachia Star Light Plants
Dieffenbachia ‘Star Light’ has more narrow leaves than many other dieffenbachia varieties. It is an excellent houseplant with golden-green leaves that are splashed in dark green. It is an ideal houseplant, especially for bathrooms and other low-light areas of the home or office.
It's the perfect companion for its sister Dieffenbachia Star Bright. Both have similar leaves, but Dieffenbachia Star Light has more variation in the leaf coloring.
Dieffenbachia plants grow via stalks and can get rather tall if not pruned. The thick tuberous root system allows for sturdy anchorage, so if the plant gets tall, keeping it upright will not be a problem. If you are growing your Dieffenbachia Star Light as a floor plant, choose a heavy ceramic pot to avoid the plant falling over.
Best Light for Dieffenbachia Star Light
Dieffenbachia Star Light will do its best in medium light. Adequate light will lead to the richest variegation and quick, healthy growth. Dieffenbachia plants can be grown in low light but in lower light situations, the plant will grow more slowly and will tend to have more solid green foliage. Rotate your dieffenbachia plant once per week by a quarter of a turn. This allows all of the leaves receive the same amount of light.
Watering Tips for Dieffenbachia
Dieffenbachia plants are susceptible to root rot caused by soggy soil. An infected plant may appear to be healthy until the base becomes mushy and the plant falls over.
Only water dieffenbachia Star Light when the top one to two inches of soil has dried out. If you’re in doubt about whether or not to water, wait another day and check again. If possible, when you water, use lukewarm water and soak the soil letting the pot drain completely before placing it back in its saucer.
Fertilizing Dieffenbachia Star Light
Feed Dieffenbachia once every one to two months. Use a quality houseplant fertilizer designed for foliage plants such as Jacks Classic Houseplant Special. Dieffenbachia plants are susceptible to dry leaf tips, which can be caused by high salts found in chemical fertilizers. If you notice the tips or edges of your dieffenbachia turning brown, rinse the soil a few times allowing the water to drain from the pot each time.
Misting Dieffenbachia Star Light Leaves
Dieffenbachia Star Light is a tropical plant that prefers warm, moist conditions. Place the Dieffenbachia in an area of the home that’s warm and humid, such as a well-lit bathroom or kitchen. If you notice the plant leaves begin to turn brown on the edges, the indoor air may be too dry. Relocate the dieffenbachia, or increase the humidity around the plant by misting regularly with warm, clean water.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, densely branching, insignificant flower|
|Foliage:||White and green, rounded oblong leaves come to a point|
|Soil Condition:||Average to acidic soil with some moisture retention, well-draining|
|Water Requirements:||Water thoroughly after soil dries some, needs humidity|
|Uses:||Attractive plant for bathrooms or low light, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Dieffenbachia Star Light Plants
Before bringing your new Dieffenbachia Star Light plant home, make sure to read the recommended care instructions for a successful transition after shipping.
How do I water Star Light Dieffenbachia Plants?
The Dieffenbachia Star Light like humid environments that do not have too much of a draft, but they will tolerate their soil drying out between waterings (even prefer it!). Water thoroughly until water flows out into the drip tray, and remove all excess water from the tray when it is done draining. Then wait until at least the top inch of soil has dried out before watering again. A humidity tray (a tray with stones below the pot filled with water) will help this plant thrive if your room is on the drier or cooler side, since the water will evaporate into the foliage.
How do I fertilize Dieffenbachia Star Light Plants?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
What is the best soil for Dieffenbachia Star Light?
The best soil for Dieffenbachia Star Light is a well balanced mix of organic matter that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes things like peat moss or perlite. Adding a little bit of cactus mix to the soil can help improve drainage.
What is the light requirement for Dieffenbachia Star Light?
Dieffenbachia Star Light will do just as well in low-light or fluorescent light as they will in bright indirect light. Direct light can scorch the leaves, so make sure there is some filtration (like a sheer curtain) if it lives on a windowsill with lots of sunlight.
Dieffenbachias are easy to grow and will thrive in your indoor conditions. Remember to keep your Star Light Dieffenbachias away from cold drafts and don't allow them to sit in water as this can cause the root system to rot. Dieffenbachia plants prefer above-average warmth. If the air temperature drops below 60 degrees or the plant is exposed to cold drafts, it may begin to lose its lower leaves and look like a palm tree.