Dieffenbachia ‘Sterling’

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    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 64.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Dieffenbachia sterling

Common Name: Sterling Dumb Cane

Overview: Elevate your indoor plant collection with the Dieffenbachia ‘Sterling’ — a striking specimen that commands attention. Its broad, oblong leaves are a tapestry of lush green and creamy white, with each leaf uniquely patterned to resemble an abstract painting. This foliage not only adds a touch of sophistication to your décor but also grows lush and large, making a bold statement in any room.

The Dieffenbachia ‘Sterling’ is a hardy and forgiving plant, well-suited for those with a busy lifestyle or new to the world of houseplants. It thrives in medium to bright indirect light and prefers its soil to be kept consistently moist without being waterlogged. With its upright growth habit, ‘Sterling’ is an ideal choice for adding vertical interest to small spaces or for creating a focal point in larger areas.

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Caring for your Dumb Cane

Dieffenbachia is a beautiful and rewarding plant to care for. Its low-maintenance nature makes it suitable for plant lovers of all levels. With the right care, your Dieffenbachia will be a vibrant, thriving addition to your indoor garden for years to come. Remember to handle the plant with care, especially when pruning or repotting, due to its toxic sap.

Light

Dieffenbachia flourishes in medium to bright, indirect light. It can adapt to lower light conditions, but this may affect the vibrancy of its leaves. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves, causing brown spots and fading of the variegation.

Water

Watering is a critical aspect of Dieffenbachia care. The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Over-watering can lead to root rot, a common issue with this plant. Check the top inch of the soil; if it’s dry, it’s time to water. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.

To increase humidity, especially in dry environments, you can mist the leaves, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray filled with water.

Soil

Use a well-draining potting mix. A mixture of peat, pine bark, and perlite is ideal. Repotting should be done every 2-3 years or when the plant has outgrown its pot. Spring or early summer is the best time to repot. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one to give the roots room to grow.

Fertilizing

Fertilize Dieffenbachia every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Avoid fertilizing in the winter when the plant is not actively growing.

Pruning

Prune Dieffenbachia to maintain its shape and encourage bushier growth. Remove any yellowed or damaged leaves at the base. You can also cut back the main stem if it becomes too leggy, which will encourage new growth from the base.

Propagation

Dieffenbachia can be propagated through stem cuttings. Cut a piece of stem about 4-6 inches long with at least one leaf. Let the cutting dry for a few hours to form a callous, then plant in moist soil. Keep the soil moist and in indirect light until new growth appears.

Pest and Disease Management

Common pests include spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. These can be managed with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Diseases like root rot are usually due to overwatering. Ensure proper soil drainage and avoid letting the plant sit in water.

Dieffenbachia is toxic if ingested and can cause irritation upon skin contact. The plant should be kept away from pets and children. If skin contact occurs, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.

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