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How to water
Dieffenbachias love moisture and do not like to dry out completely. Feel the soil: it should be slightly dry to a bit moist, but not wet, before watering. Squeeze a bit of soil between your fingers, if water seeps out its still wet. There are several ways to water Dieffenbachia - they aren’t very picky. Choose a way that suits you the best.
Use gloves when handling your plant.
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Water over the soil
Pour water over the soil or put the plant directly under the tap
Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes
If you have a tray under the pot, make sure you remove all the collected water afterwards - never let your plant sit in water
If you watered under a tap make sure that water has stopped running out from the bottom before putting it back
Dieffenbachias love the perfect balance between wet and dry soil. They don’t like to dry out completely and they don’t want to be overwatered. — Planta tip
Fill the plant tray with water
Make sure the soil in the drainage holes is in contact with the water on the tray
Wait for about 10 minutes
Feel the soil to see if it absorbed enough water —> if the soil is moist throughout, remove any excess water from the tray
If it’s still dry —> add more water to the tray
Wait 20 more minutes before removing the excess
Bottom watering will not wash away salts and other minerals from the soil, so make sure to also give water over the soil every now and then.
Fill a bucket with lukewarm water
Lower the whole pot down into the water, stop where the stem of the plant starts. Make sure all of the soil is under water
The water will start to bubble - wait until it's stopped
Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off
Put your plant back in the cachepot or on the tray
After 1 hour, check that your plant isn’t standing in water, if it is it might get overwatered and rot
Dieffenbachias don’t like to live in soggy soil, so make sure that your plant is planted in a pot with holes so that excess water can run out. — Planta tip