The Lemon Lime Dracaena has bright, eye-catching leaves with characteristic stripes down the center.
The protective resins inside cornstalk dracaena are in Dragon’s Blood, a bright red pigment, varnish, medicine, incense, and dye that has been used across ancient cultures for thousands of years.
Temperature : Dracaena Prefers moderate weather.
Lighting preference : ideal for homes or growing in offices and other commercial buildings. Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive .
Irrigation of water : Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ needs 0.8 cups of water every 12 days when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5.0″ pot.
Humidity : Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
Fertilization and feeding : Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Flowering : Yes, you may see your Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
Soil : Dracaena ‘Lemon Lime’ does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Toxicity : The sap of the Dracaena Compacta is toxic to animals. It is not considered poisonous to humans but should not be ingested.
Pot Size : It is best to repot a Dracaena once every two years in a larger pot. The best period for repotting is spring or immediately after the plant has been purchased. A larger pot will stimulate growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil so that the water is spread more and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro pellets on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert cover for large pots.
Pruning : Quickly remove dead or dying canes. Prune brown or yellow leaf tips with a wet scissors. A Dracaena is a relatively slow grower and is best pruning in the fall. The advantage of this is that the plant receives more light and remains more compact. The Dracaena will branch “at every branch where it has been pruned”. This gives you a nice full room or office plant. Use a secateurs for this
Diseases : With the thick and full plants occasionally look at the leaves and stems to see if there are any pests there. Common diseases are shield or aphid. Mealybugs can also occur due to drafts on the plant. Use a biological “or if desired” a chemical pesticide to treat the plants.
Air Purification : The Dracaena is not only a great indoor plant to see, it is also one of the most air-purifying indoor plants that exist. The plant removes various substances such as trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde. Dracaena has even been named one of the most air-purifying houseplants on behalf of NASA.