I repotted it yesterday into a bigger pot using new potting soil. Direct sun burns the leaves and too much bright light causes the vibrant leaf color to fade. Once the roots have formed, cut the new plant off below the roots and pot. The problem is I just dont know the problem! - some of the leaves turn yellow, then die - the plant keeps producing new leaves, which never live long enough to become very large. Most of the leaves are relatively soft feeling. The bottom leaves are not getting enough light. I guess some of the problems could be insufficient light, plant standing in water () or not enough nutrients! 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 plant is near a cold draft or an air conditioning vent. Wrap some wet moss around the open cut and secure with plastic and rubber bands or strings. Leaf burn around the edges, along with stunted new leaves, can indicate over-fertilization. All the leaves are gone and the new ones die before growing completely. Cut the scorch out, or remove the entire leaf entirely then find a new shadier home for the plant. New leaves are small and not as variegated as the old leaves. A normal sign of aging. Dieffenbachia (also known as dumb cane) is a popular houseplant grown for its large, showy leaves. Sometimes yellowing leaves and stunted, small new leaves can be symptoms of root rot, insufficient light, pot-bound roots or a nutrient deficiency. Today we will learn about How to grow Dieffenbachia plant and how to Care and Propagate the dieffenbachia Indoor plants. The leaves before the die-off occurred were big and beautiful with glossy finish and variegation. 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. Stem Cuttings. This plant can grow quite large in the right setting (6 to 10 feet tall in its native Brazil, for example), but offers smaller sizes, too. 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. In older, leggy dieffenbachias, the top can be cut off and potted into fresh potting soil with a rooting hormone. Pieces of the cane can be sprouted by laying them horizontally in damp potting soil. Some new leaves are already beginning to brown, shrivel, and die. Dieffenbachia plants do best when watered on a regular schedule. The soil has gotten too dry. The bottom leaves on a dieffenbachia plant can turn yellow for a number of reasons. New leaves are rough and a bit wrinkly and lacking crispness/rigidness. Study the dieffenbachia's leaves to find yellowing leaf margins. 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