Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' is a wonderful hybrid form of D. deremensis. It has linear leaves that will reach 2 feet (60 cm) long by 2 inches (5 cm) wide. Its attractive foliage is variegated, with a lime green central stripe bordered by a very small white stripe with lemon yellow edges. Plants will reach about 10 feet (2 m) in height. The plants are very good plants for low light and hold their color very well in those conditions. They are easy plants to grow and are very showy.
Blooming: Our plant in the greenhouse has never bloomed.
Culture: Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' do very well under low light conditions, as in the home environment. In the greenhouse, we use a soil mix consist of 2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sand or perlite. The plants are well watered and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again. We fertilize once a month with a balanced fertilizer. Since they are slow growers they don't need re-potting very often. During the winter months, fertilizer is restricted.
Propagation: Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' is propagated from cuttings.
Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime' was featured as Plant of the Week September 2-8, 2005.
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