The Best Way to Water Your Dieffenbachia

The Best Way to Water Your Dieffenbachia

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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.

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Dieffenbachia watering 1

Water over the soil

  1. Pour water over the soil or put the plant directly under the tap

  2. Continue adding water to the pot until it starts to run out from the drainage holes

  3. If you have a tray under the pot, make sure you remove all the collected water afterwards - never let your plant sit in water

  4. 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

Dieffenbachia watering 2

Bottom watering

  1. Fill the plant tray with water

  2. Make sure the soil in the drainage holes is in contact with the water on the tray

  3. Wait for about 10 minutes

  4. Feel the soil to see if it absorbed enough water —> if the soil is moist throughout, remove any excess water from the tray

  5. If it’s still dry —> add more water to the tray

  6. 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.

Water bath

  1. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water

  2. 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

  3. The water will start to bubble - wait until it's stopped

  4. Lift the pot up and let the excess drain off

  5. Put your plant back in the cachepot or on the tray

  6. 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