Plant Care Guide Dracaena Fragrans

Difficulty Level: Low Key
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What is the Lemon Light plant ?

The Dracaena Fragrans, also known as the “Corn Plant” or “Lemon Light,” is an absolute classic in the houseplant world. It is characterized by one or more thick cane stems, as well as the long, narrow foliage that it produces. Its appearance is similar to that of a palm tree, giving it the nickname “the false palm.”

Sturdy and tall, the Lemon Light’s durability makes it perfect for houseplant aficionados of all experience levels, and it is perfect as either a desktop plant or a flourish for the corner of your room!

Light CareLight Care

The Lemon Light prefers a bright, indirect source of light. You can achieve this by placing your plant near a window whose light is being filtered through a thin curtain. When placed in direct light for too long, you run the risk of “burning” your plant’s leaves, causing them to lose their rich, green color.

Avoid providing your plant with too little light as well. This could lead to a number of complications, such as stunted growth and smaller, less vibrant leaves.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Lemon Light on a weekly basis. During the growing season, keep the soil moist without allowing it to become soggy. Reduce the amount of water that your plant receives in the winter months, when the plant is outside of its growing season.

To check the water levels of your plant’s soil, place a water meter several inches into the soil, where it will give you an accurate indication. If you do not own a water meter, stick one finger knuckle-deep into the soil. At this depth, you will be able to accurately account for the soil’s level of moistness.

Food GuideFood Guide

A loose, well-draining soil is ideal for the Lemon Light, as it allows for water to pass through without pooling and potentially harming the plant’s roots. During the growing season, fertilize your Lemon Light once per month, using a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Staff Holy Grail Pro-Tip:

The secret is out! In order to keep your Corn Plant looking as beautiful as ever, provide it with a loose, well-draining potting soil. This will allow for the plant to grow freely without the risk of water pooling in the soil and causing root rot, a fatal disease that is all too common in houseplants that are not cared for properly!

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