Dracaena Deremensis | Lemon Lime Plant

The Dracaena Deremensis, otherwise known as the Lemon Lime plant is characterized by its green and white sword-like leaves. This plant originated in Africa.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Dracaena Deremensis

Nicknames: Lemon Lime plant

Origin: Africa

Size: The size of Dracaena Deremensis varies from 1 to 2 feet

Plant Care

Lighting: The lemon lime plant can adapt to low light conditions, though it does better in medium to bright indirect light.

Watering: Allow the top half of the soil to dry between watering. Leaf tips will brown if the soil becomes too moist or too dry.

Fertilizing: Fertilize plant every month, spring and summer, with a liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Temperature: Keep the lemon lime plant between  70°-75° F

Humidity: Dracaena Deremensis prefers high humidity, but does fine in average household humidities.

Soil: This plant does best in fast draining, well-aerated loose soil. Lava rocks can also be mixed in.

Pruning: Remove browning leaf tips using a pair of wet scissors. Stalks can be trimmed at any point and new growth will develop below the cut.

Propagation: Use stem cuttings.

Potential Problems: Be sure to remove dust and anything else from leaves to help avoid potential problems. 

Pests:

  • Spider mites
  • Mealybugs

Disease: 

  • Fluoride toxicity
  • Fusarium Leaf Spot Disease

Poison Information: The Lemon Lime plant is considered poisonous to household pets.

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Sansevieria Trifasciata | Snake Plant

The Sansevieria Trifasciata, otherwise known as the snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue plant is characterized by thick tall tongue-like leaves with varying patterns. This plant is incredibly easy to care for and incredibly difficult to kill. These plants originated in South Africa.

Plant Information

Botanical Name: Sansevieria Trifasciata

Nicknames: Snake Plant, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Origin: South Africa

Size: The Sansevieria Trifasciata can grow to be as tall as 4 feet tall.

Plant Care

Lighting: The snake plant can thrive in nearly any lighting. They grow fast and taller in brighter light.

Watering: The snake plant does well when neglected and is nearly impossible to kill. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering the Sansevieria Trifasciata as over-watering is the main way these plants die.

Fertilizing: Feed Sansevieria monthly while it is actively growing. Feed with a Cactus Plant food that is half diluted. Do not use a fertilizer that contains nitrates.

Temperature: Between 60°-85.° F.

Humidity: The snake plant does well in low humidity.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting soil, add sand for better drainage.

Propagation: Use plant division or leaf cuttings.

Potential Problems: The snake plant is not affected by house pests or disease.

Poison Information: Plant not very poisonous, level 1 toxicity.

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