Mystery plant-Please Identify My Plant
I bought this plant last weekend and don’t know the name of it. I was just hoping to know how often to water it and how much sunlight it should be getting.
Thanks for your time.
Your plant is a type of dieffenbachia. Dieffenbachia plants require medium to high light. Direct sun burns the leaves and too much bright light causes the vibrant leaf color to fade. When an indoor dieffenbachia does not get enough light, the new leaves are small and far apart on the stem. Water well and then allow the top 2″-3″ of soil to dry out before watering again. Dieffenbachia plants do best when watered on a regular schedule.
You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety, but the care is the same.
All parts of a Dieffenbachia are extremely poisonous which is how they earned the nickname “dumb cane plant”and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.