Dieffenbachia is one of the easiest indoor houseplants to grow -- and one of the most common indoor plants. This tropical shrub shows off lush leaves that are usually marked in shades of cream, yellow, or white, making dieffenbachia a top pick for brightening dim corners indoors. Dieffenbachia adds fun color and texture without flowers.
Because the Dieffenbachia grows upright, it's an excellent choice to grow along an empty wall or near a large piece of furniture. It adds flair and drama to bedrooms, dens, offices, and other rooms.
Dieffenbachia plants like regular watering, but they don't ever want the soil to be wet or soggy for extended periods. Because more indoor plants die from over-watering than under-watering every year, it's best to keep dieffenbachia on the dry side if you're in doubt about whether to water it.
Fertilizing dieffenbachia encourages it to grow more and faster. At minimum, it's best to fertilize diffenbachia once or twice a year, but you can do so more often if you wish. Use any general-purpose houseplant fertilizer and follow the directions on the packaging.
Note: Dieffenbachia may be poisonous. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. If you think your pet may have ingested it, call the Animal Poison Control Center at 888.426.4435.