Dracaena Lemon Lime
Pot Size: Approx. 8.5cm(Ø) x 7cm(H)
22 in stock
Overall Height approximately (22cm)
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Dracaena Lemon Lime
- The dracaena plant is a popular ornamental houseplant, grown both indoors and outdoors in subtropical climates.
- It reaches a height of about three feet indoors and has a bushy tree type of look.
- Its glossy leaves can grow up to one foot long and a couple of inches wide.
- From the asparagus family (Asparagaceae), the genus dracaena comprises about 40 species.
- The most popular cultivar is the yellow-edged Variegata type named Song of India.
- An interesting fact about dracaena is that it possesses a secondary thickening meristem (the tissue which helps plants grow).
- Its secondary meristem allows it to grow wide, thick and succulent roots.
- Not only does its dramatic foliage with beautiful color patterns make a great focal point in any room, but dracaena can also help improve air quality.
- Wiping both the upper surfaces and undersides of the leaves regularly with a damp cloth allows the plant to exchange air freely.
- Always use a loose, quick-draining soil for any dracaena
- This helps prevent over-watering and root rot.
- Add sand to your regular potting mixture if the soil doesn’t drain quickly enough.
- Feed monthly in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing with a basic houseplant food diluted to 1/4 the recommended strength.
- Filtered indoor light (such as through a sheer curtain in front of a sunny window) or a semi-shade spot is an ideal location.
- Never place a dracaena plant in direct sun, as the rays will scorch its foliage.
- Dracaena requires less water than most indoor plants.
- Keep them hydrated by misting the leaves with water and keeping the soil lightly misted (never soggy) as well with good drainage.
- Always allow the topsoil to dry out before watering.
- Do not overwater, as it may cause root rot.
- Drooping or yellowing leaves could indicate over-watering or poor drainage, but don’t worry if you notice the bottom leaves beginning to turn yellow and fall.
- It is normal for dracaena to shed leaves in order to grow new ones.
- These plants are sensitive to fluoride, which can be found in tap water, so it’s essential to use purified water when caring for this plant.
- Leaves with dark brown and dead areas with yellow edges may indicate fluoride toxicity.