Plant ID forum: Anyone know what kind of plant this is?

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Dplantlife
Dec 15, 2017 12:21 PM CST
Was curious what kind of plant this is. Haven't had the best luck with it's growing. Any help?
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Name: Tim
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Bigfoot312
Dec 15, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Dieffenbachia I believe. "Dumb cane"
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purpleinopp
Dec 15, 2017 1:41 PM CST
Agree: Dieffenbachias (Dieffenbachia)
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terrafirma
Dec 20, 2017 8:25 PM CST
I agree don't forget to mark your post as solved! Thumbs up and welcome!!!
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tx_flower_child
Dec 20, 2017 11:05 PM CST
How long have you had it? Looks like it's been putting out a lot of new growth at the bottom. Or is that a 2nd plant in the container?
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Dplantlife
Jan 14, 2018 10:27 AM CST
tx_flower_child said:How long have you had it? Looks like it's been putting out a lot of new growth at the bottom. Or is that a 2nd plant in the container?


I've had this plant for years. I cut it back a while ago and it keeps putting out new starts.
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WillC
Jan 15, 2018 10:28 AM CST
I suggest that you prune the tall stem way back. It will only get taller and leggier and need ever longer stakes. New growth will emerge on the stem just below where you make the pruning cut and grow upward from there.

The pot is very large and therefore prone to overwatering. Be sure to allow the soil to dry fairly deep into the pot. It also appears that it would benefit from more light by being closer to a window.
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purpleinopp
Jan 15, 2018 10:45 AM CST
If the goal is to have a short entity with mostly just leaves showing and no stem, that's the perfect plan. If you love the way it looks now, doing that would not fit your plan. There would be no inherent benefit to the plant by trimming unless/until it becomes too tall to get enough light at the top or in danger of making a mess and/or becoming broken at a point that you did not pre-determine from tipping over if it becomes top-heavy.
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