Plant Care Guide Dracaena Lemon Lime

Difficulty Level: Low Key
Low Key

What is the Lemon Lime plant?

The Dracaena, also referred to as the Dragon Plant or the Dragon Tree, is a sleek, minimalist plant with a stiff, upright stem and slim, red-rimmed leaves. They are drought-tolerant plants, making them an ideal houseplant that can thrive in a variety of environments.

The Lemon Lime Plant is one of the easiest houseplants to take care of, making it one of the perfect items for those who are just starting off on their plant care journey!

Light CareLight Care

The Lemon Lime Plant prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light environments as well, but this may result in the plant experiencing reduced or delayed growth. Similarly, while some bright, direct light is fine, too much can lead to the plant’s leaves experiencing a “sun-burning” effect.

Ideally, find a space in your home where your plant can enjoy indirect light, or less intense direct light for short periods of time.

Water CareWater Care

Water your Lemon Lime Plant biweekly. Always make sure that the top half of the soil is dry before watering; if your plant is being grown in low light, you may only have to water it once every 3 weeks. Use distilled or non-fluoridated water when possible.

Food GuideFood Guide

Use well-draining, peaty moss-infused soil for this plant. It does not require much feeding at all, so simply provide it with controlled-release fertilizer, either once at the beginning of spring or twice a year. Do not fertilize this plant during the winter months.

Holy Grail Tip

The Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant doesn’t require that you feed it in order for it to grow properly. However, to ensure that its leaves produce the vibrant color patterns and healthy appearance that they’re known for, plan on feeding it once or twice per year during the winter and summer months. Ideally, provide it with a slow-release fertilizer in the early spring, and only feed it again if growth seems weak by the summer.