Performance of Different Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia seguine) Varieties under Prayagraj Agro-climatic Conditions

P Ajay *

Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

Urfi Fatmi

Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, Prayagraj, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present investigation was under taken in the Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj during August, 2023 to February, 2024. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design with eight different dieffenbachia varieties, viz. Tropic Marianne, Star Bright, Picta, Sterling, Tropic Snow, Green Magic, Perfecta, Chandra, replicated thrice, under 50% shade net conditions. The variety V5 (Tropic Snow) recorded significantly better performance compared to other varieties, in terms of growth parameters like plant height (54.6 cm), number of leaves (11.2), plant spread (46.31 cm2), stem girth (11.6cm), leaf area (210.41 cm2), minimum leaf production interval (15 .3 days), plant growth index based on height of the plants (0.045), survival percentage (100%). The study concluded that the variety tropic snow observed to be the best at survival and establishment among other varieties under shade net condition.

Keywords: Dieffenbachia, evaluation, shade net, varieties, survival


How to Cite

Ajay, P, and Urfi Fatmi. 2024. “Performance of Different Dieffenbachia (Dieffenbachia Seguine) Varieties under Prayagraj Agro-Climatic Conditions”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):1016-21. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i74815.

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