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Dieffenbachia Star Bright
Dieffenbachia 'Star Bright'
Dieffenbachia Star Bright or dumbcane features speckled foliage with dark green, light green, cream and white, making this pretty low-light plant look like its painted in starlight.
As Low As: $36.95
|6 Inch Pot||$36.95|
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
1 LB Shaker
Bonide Leaf Shine and Moisture Guard
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Dieffenbachia Star Bright produces large decorative leaves in dark green with lighter shades of greens, whites, and yellows in the centers. It can grow to be between 4 to 6 feet tall, although indoors typically it only reaches up to 3 to 3.5 feet tall. Dieffenbachias prefer filtered bright light to produce their best colors. Dumb Cane Starbright is one of the easier foliage plants to grow indoors, this plant blends with about any decor and will quickly become one of your favorite house plants.
|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, spear-shaped|
|Soil Condition:||Average to acidic, likes to dry out some between watering|
|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 Bright
Before bringing your new Dieffenbachia Starbright plant home, make sure to read the recommended care instructions for a successful transition after shipping.
How do I water Dieffenbachia Star Bright Plants?
The Dieffenbachia Star Bright like humid environments that do not have too much of a draft, but they will tolerate their soil drying out between watering (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. Leopard Lilies, or Dieffenbachia Star Bright, 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. During the growing season, Dieffenbachias prefer regular even moisture and do not want to dry out. A larger dieffenbachia might need to be watered twice a week in the summer. In the winter, cut back on the water to about every 7 days, depending on your home's winter temperature.
How do I fertilize Dumbcane 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 Bright?
The best soil for Dieffenbachia Star Bright 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 Bright?
Leopard Lilies, or Dieffenbachia Star Bright, 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 Bright 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.