Lemon Lime Plant
Lemon Lime Plant
About This Plant
The Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant, native to Africa, is a very close relative of the Dracaena Warneki (green and white striped leaves) and the Dracaena Janet Craigi (solid green leaves). The Dracaena Lemon Lime has 12”-24” long sword shaped leaves with bright green and yellow stripes. Like other Dracaena plants, the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime are arranged in a rosette and grow off a very thick stem.
Where to Grow
A Dracaena Lemon Lime is very easy to care for and can easily reach a height of 5-7ft. indoors. It also makes a beautiful bush. Because of the bright colors in the leaves, a Dracaena Lemon Lime needs a little more light than other Dracaenas. It’s a great plant to brighten up any room in your house.
These plants are considered by the ASPCA to be poisonous to cats and dogs.
Care and Planting
Although a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant can adapt to low light, it does better in medium to indirect bright light. Too much direct bright light causes the color in the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime to fade. Too little light and the new leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant are narrower than the older leaves.
Allow the top 50% of the soil of a Dracaena Lemon Lime plant to dry out before watering. If the soil is too wet or too dry the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime plant develop brown tips. Always use non-fluoridated water for any type of Dracaena Plant. Dracaenas are very sensitive to chemicals in the water.
Provide warm temperatures between 70-75 degrees for a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant.
Dracaenas like high humidity but do well in basic household humidity.
Use a fast-draining well-aerated loose soil for a Dracaena Lemon Lime. Dracaenas can even be grown in soil mixed with lava rock.
A Dracaena Lemon Lime likes to be root-bound in small pots. Re-pot to the next size pot when the roots of a Dracaena Plant have filled the existing pot.