High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Lemon Lime Dracaena
Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime'
Lemon Lime Dracaena foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 5 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 10
A popular indoor plant that is easy to grow and care for; produces elegant sword shaped leaves with yellow variegation and white stripes; can be used as a tabletop or floor plant; tolerates low light areas
Features & Attributes
Lemon Lime Dracaena's attractive glossy sword-like leaves remain lime green in color with showy yellow variegation and tinges of white throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The dark green stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Lemon Lime Dracaena can be expected to grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.