Dieffenbachia Leaves Yellow - Knowledgebase Question

Clementon, NJ
Question by KimberlyDom
April 8, 1998
I have a new medium-sized Dieffenbachia plant whose leaves at the base of the plant are turning yellow and some have crispy edges. I'm not sure where to put this plant, maybe that's why. It receommends medium light (what defines medium light?), allow to dry then water (don't overwater). I don't overwater it, but now I'm thinking maybe it needs more water than I'm giving....I don't know.

Also, this plant says it has been arranged to be in the house. Can I put this plant on my balcony during nice weather (65-80)? I did one week when we had weather in the high 70s/low 80s and the plant seemed to be doing OK. Please help.


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Answer from NGA
April 8, 1998

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for the summer, choose a somewhat shaded, protected spot, and move it outdoors gradually, a few hours a day at first, to give it time to adjust. When you return it to the indoors in the fall, you'll want to inspect it carefully for insect pests first.

Hope this helps! for the summer, choose a somewhat shaded, protected spot, and move it outdoors gradually, a few hours a day at first, to give it time to adjust. When you return it to the indoors in the fall, you'll want to inspect it carefully for insect pests first.

Hope this helps!

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