Plant Care Dracaena Limelight

Dracaena Limelight

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Dracaena Limelight has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Dracaena Limelight has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Dracaena Limelight

Did you know the genus name Dracaena comes from the Greek for ‘female dragon’? Some plants in this genus have thick, red resin which was reminiscent of dragon blood! 🐲 Dracaenas are native to Africa, Asia, and northern Australia, and are known for being super easy to care for. Some species can go months without water, and many can grow well in low sunlight.

Taxonomy

Dracaena deremensis 'Limelight'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dracaena Limelight

💦 Water

How often to water your Dracaena Limelight

Water needs for Dracaena Limelight
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena Limelight needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dracaena Limelight

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dracaena Limelight in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena Limelight: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena Limelight 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dracaena Limelight in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena Limelight

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dracaena Limelight: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dracaena Limelight after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dracaena Limelight thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dracaena Limelight Water Frequency →

Dracaena Limelight Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dracaena Limelight 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dracaena Limelight Light Requirements →

Dracaena Limelight Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dracaena Limelight enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Dracaena Limelight Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dracaena Limelight is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dracaena Limelight →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dracaena Limelight →


💩 Fertilizer

Dracaena Limelight 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!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dracaena Limelight to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dracaena Limelight is native to Africa to Southern Asia and Australia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dracaena Limelight

Dracaena Limelight

Dracaena Limelight


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dracaena Limelight has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Dracaena Limelight has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Dracaena Limelight has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
@mossycabbages avatar
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leaf-1 66 Plants
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12/28/2021

This plant is strikingly green and grows medium quickly. It loves humidity. I currently have mine in ~65% humidity with grow lights and an inch of spagnum moss on top of the soil

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@kporetto avatar
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 1,858 XP
globe New York
06/10/2021

Keep her dry

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@trinityk avatar
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 84 XP
globe Sebastian, FL
06/07/2021

it needs lot of sunlight. mine is in a small pot but iv seen large ones in larger pots. easy to maintain.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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