Plant Care Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

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Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

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. This plant rarely blooms, but when it does, its flower blooms at night and emits smells that attract night pollinators, like moths. 🦇


Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime'

How to care for Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'


How often to water your Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' 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 'Lemon Lime'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena 'Lemon Lime': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

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 💪.

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How to fertilize Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dracaena 'Lemon Lime': 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 'Lemon Lime' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Dracaena 'Lemon Lime'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 6ft from a window


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 'Lemon Lime' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dracaena 'Lemon Lime' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 539 XP

Easy to care for

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 686 XP
globe Lynchburg, VA

Easy plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 3,258 XP
globe Logan, UT

Fun too watch grow. Literally survives anything. Leaves brown easy in sun.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 181 XP
globe Bainbridge Island, WA

i like ittt

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 9,269 XP
globe Miami, FL

The drama of this beauty! She is easy, but what a lovely show she provides each day!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Iloveplants avatar
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 2,630 XP
globe Miami, FL

I’ve had this plant for a while, we’ve been through a lot. I still love my baby even though it’s always browning on me! I repotted her recently so she seems happy.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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