Dieffenbachia is one of the most popular houseplants today, and for good reason: it's easy to care for. The dieffenbachia, also called dumbcane, is a fast-growing tropical plant that can reach 6 feet tall. The leaves are striking, in variegated patterns of green, white and yellow.
Provide your dieffenbachia a spot in your home that receives filtered sunlight or light shade. The dieffenbachia can tolerate direct sun in the winter.
Water the dieffenbachia when the first 2 inches of soil is dry. Do not allow the pot to sit in water. Mist daily to provide humidity.
Fertilize your plant once a month from March to September. An all-purpose houseplant food, diluted to half the recommended strength, will be sufficient.
The dieffenbachia will, as it grows, lose the lower leaves, exposing the cane of the tree. If you prefer a bushier plant, lop off the top of the plant.