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.
Botanical Name: Dracaena Deremensis
Nicknames: Lemon Lime plant
Size: The size of Dracaena Deremensis varies from 1 to 2 feet
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.
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.
- Spider mites
- Fluoride toxicity
- Fusarium Leaf Spot Disease
Poison Information: The Lemon Lime plant is considered poisonous to household pets.