We found this beautiful variegated dieffenbachia in the woods and brought it home. We planted it under the guanábana tree where it has thrived.
A month or more ago, my husband found another and brought it home. Now it is the dry season and windy. The second plant looked a bit beat up but still had some good leaves. We planted it near the first one, watered it regularly, and waited for it to recover.
As you can see, it did not go well. All the leaves turned brown and died, including the newest leaf which was just emerging. We kept watering it but thought it was probably a lost cause.
Until recently, when we spotted this new leaf emerging!
There is hope! This one says it is going FORWARD in spite of the rough journey it’s had, and we can look FORWARD to new leaves, new growth, and new beauty in our yard.
The little black bee is a surprise bonus.