How to Care for a Dracaena Limelight

How to Care for a Dracaena Limelight

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

Light Requirements

Your Dracaena Limelight will flourish in low to indirect bright light. In fact, the lower light helps maintain the dramatic lime coloring. When it resides in bright indirect light, the leaves will be a bit lighter in color. Bleached leaves indicate the plant is getting too much light.  

Water Requirements

Overwatering causes root rot and is the main reason a Dracaena Limelight plant dies. Water your Limelight well and allow the top half of the soil to dry before watering again. Brown tips on the leaves can indicate overwatering, while numerous yellow leaves mean the plant needs more water.  

Humidity Preference

Your Dracaena Limelight will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting.  

Optimum Temperature

Your Dracaena likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80 degrees.  

Plant Food

The Dracaena Limelight is slow-growing and does not need much fertilizer. Feed once a month in the spring and summer with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Always make sure the soil is damp before applying any fertilizer.  

Additional Care

If your Dracaena Limelight becomes too tall, you can prune the top off. Simply cut off the top with a pair of sharp pruning shears or scissors.  

Toxicity

Dracaena Limelight leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting.