All the leaves are gone and the new ones die before growing completely. They are generally green with splashes or blotches of creamy white, although cultivars have expanded the palette to include yellow. The bottom leaves on a dieffenbachia plant can turn yellow for a number of reasons. Place the plant in an east-facing window or within 3 feet of a southern or western window where temperatures remain between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The bottom leaves are not getting enough light. New leaves are small and not as variegated as the old leaves. Cut the scorch out, or remove the entire leaf entirely then find a new shadier home for the plant. New leaves will sprout from the stump. Leaf burn around the edges, along with stunted new leaves, can indicate over-fertilization. Stem Cuttings. Sometimes yellowing leaves and stunted, small new leaves can be symptoms of root rot, insufficient light, pot-bound roots or a nutrient deficiency. Dieffenbachia (also known as dumb cane) is a popular houseplant grown for its large, showy leaves. One of the plants has one strong, biggish leaf, which is on the only strong stem; all other stems are pretty much thin and weak and can hardly suppost the plant. The plant is over watered; the roots have rotted, and the plant is dying. I repotted it yesterday into a bigger pot using new potting soil. Study the dieffenbachia's leaves to find yellowing leaf margins. Water well and then allow the top 2″-3″ of soil to dry out before watering again. I guess some of the problems could be insufficient light, plant standing in water () or not enough nutrients! Once the roots have formed, cut the new plant off below the roots and pot. The leaves before the die-off occurred were big and beautiful with glossy finish and variegation. Step 1. Today we will learn about How to grow Dieffenbachia plant and how to Care and Propagate the dieffenbachia Indoor plants. In older, leggy dieffenbachias, the top can be cut off and potted into fresh potting soil with a rooting hormone. However it's not normal if multiple leaves are effected at once, this instead would be a sign that the temperature is too low, or the plant is in a … You can propagate directly from stem cuttings as long as the stem has a … Wrap some wet moss around the open cut and secure with plastic and rubber bands or strings. The problem is I just dont know the problem! Leaves are going yellow and then dropping off . - some of the leaves turn yellow, then die - the plant keeps producing new leaves, which never live long enough to become very large. Direct sun burns the leaves and too much bright light causes the vibrant leaf color to fade. The soil has gotten too dry. Pieces of the cane can be sprouted by laying them horizontally in damp potting soil. 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