How to Care for a Dracaena Lemon Lime

How to Care for a Dracaena Lemon Lime

Use these instructions to care for a Dracaena Lemon Lime indoor plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Dracaena; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care it might need to help it grow.



LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Your Dracaena Lemon Lime will tolerate low light, but will thrive in medium to bright spots.

WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water your Dracaena when it appears the pot is getting dry, about once every 7-10 days. Watering frequency will depend on the amount of light and humidity around the plant. Water the plant until water flows into the saucer, then pour out any excess.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
The humidity for the Dracaena Lemon Lime is just as important as water and light requirements. Simply put, the higher the humidity, the better. Mist your plant a couple of times per week. Brown tips on the plant will signify that the humidity is too low.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
Your Dracaena prefers temperatures between 60-75 degrees.

PLANT FOOD
The Dracaena does not require much food to keep it healthy—only once every six months should suffice. However, if you want more growth, you can fertilize every other month. A general-purpose houseplant fertilizer will do nicely.

ADDITIONAL CARE
If your Dracaena becomes too tall and lanky for its designated area, just prune (cut off) the top off. After pruning, it should resprout and become bushier. Take the pruned top or tip and stick in the soil next to the mother stem and it will take root. In time, you will see another little plant begin to grow!

TOXICITY
Not toxic to humans. Moderately toxic to pets, typically causing mild mouth irritation, stomach indigestion, and possible vomiting.