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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 28 / 2019

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    New York

  • Posted by

    Pam Israel


I was given this plant, which I like very much, about 6 weeks ago. It had little 1 cm roots after having been cut & rooted in water. Already a couple of its lower leaves were turning quite yellow. I put it in a pot of earth inside of 48 hours. (I removed the yellowest leaves before photographing it.) It was kind of thick earth with no perlite & didn’t have great drainage. The gifter called it a philodendron but I’m not so sure.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    From the given photo, to my eyes yours look like a cultivar of Dieffenbachia as Walter said. The leaves vary depending on the different species & numerous hybrids. Sorry, if this is Dieffenbachia, I can’t tell for certain which one is yours. Not having the plant in person, it’s hard to tell why the leaves had turned yellow. Best you could try the experts for the cause & the plant’s exact ID on the included link. Click on the cultivars images to enlarge. If this isn’t Dieffenbachia, please share its ID with us when you have it. Thank you & best wishes!

    June 6th, 2019 at 12:26am

  • Pam Registered says:

    Thank you for your quick reply; no offense, but I doubt it’s dieffenbachia because the leaves are narrower than all the dieffes I’ve had & the stalks are longer & more obviously cane-like. Also, why would the lower leaves yellow every 2 weeks while the store-labelled dieffenbachia’s leaves are healthy? Any other folks ready to chime in? Thanks. 🙂

    June 3rd, 2019 at 10:38am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:


    May 29th, 2019 at 9:19pm

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