The Dracaena lime light stands out among its genus for its namesake neon green leaves, but much like the rest of its family its care is relatively straightforward. Capable of reaching heights of 5-7 feet indoors, it can also be kept to a tabletop size with regular pruning.
Place your Dracaena where it will receive medium to bright indirect light. Too much direct sun will scorch and pale the leaves, while very dim light can cause leggy growth and browning. If your windows face South or West, be sure to place the plant behind sheer curtains or far enough removed from the window that the plant is out of the direct stream of light.
This Dracaena prefers its soil to dry slightly between waterings. If the soil remains too wet or too dry you will commonly see brown tips on the leaves. Feel the soil of your plant once a week; if the top 1”-2” is dry then your plant is ready for a drink. If the top 1”-2” is still moist, then check back in a few days.
Rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides and dust the leaves often so the plant can photosynthesize efficiently. When dusting the leaves, also take the opportunity to inspect the undersides and keep an eye out for pests.
- Light: Moderate/bright indirect
- Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
- Child/pet safe: No