The Q&A Archives: Wilting Leaves

Question: My diffenbachia keeps getting brown patches on its leaves and the leave will then wilt. I keep it on the dry side and it is kept indoors with a lot of light. Although I keep it next to other plants for humidity the problem persists. What can I do to remedy the question. My country's climate is quite warm.

Answer: Dieffenbachia likes medium light, so I think the dead spots on the leaves are sunburn. I'd move the plant. A good place would be in front of an east window, where it would get a little morning sun, then light but no direct sun for the rest of the day. The plant can adapt to lower light levels, like in a north window or in a bright room but away from the windows. It will tolerate brighter light, but full sun might be too much for it. Try moving your plant away from bright light and see if that doesn't make a difference.

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