How to Propagate Dieffenbachia Dumb Cane in Water

Learn how to propagate a Dieffenbachia dumb cane, either by rooting in soil or water.

What You Will Need

• A healthy Dieffenbachia   plant • Pruning scissors or   trimming shears • Rooting hormone if you   want your Dumb Cane to   propagate quicker • A vase or container in   which to put your   cuttings

Step 1: Sterilize Your Cutting Equipment

Before snipping the stems, clean and sterilize your pruning shears or razor; this ensures that the fresh cuttings remain unharmed by bacteria or infection.

Step 2: Slice the  Base of a Stem

Use a sharp knife or trimming shears to cut a mature part of the stem, preferably the base, to avoid leaving a bare stub.

Step 3: Fill Your  Glass Vase with Water & Soak Your Cutting

Now, fill a glass jar or vase with fresh water. You can use tap water or distilled water but ensure the tap water is non-chlorinated since chlorine can damage young plants.

Step 4: Refresh Your Cuttings

Change the water every 4 to 5 days and scrub away at the dirt before placing your cuttings back into the jar.  Remember to use room-temperature water to avoid shocking your growing cuttings.

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