I bought this house plant from a deli in my neighborhood, but the man working there didn’t know what it was. Are you able to help me identify this so I can assess its needs? Thanks so much!
Your plant is a Dracaena Lemon Lime. Here are some care tips.
Light: Although a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant can adapt to low light, it does better in medium to indirect bright light. Too much direct bright light causes the color in the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime to fade. Too little light and the new leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant are narrower than the older leaves.
Water: Allow the top 50% of the soil of a Dracaena Lemon Lime plant to dry out before watering. If the soil is too wet or too dry the leaves of a Dracaena Lemon Lime plant develop brown tips. Always use non-fluoridated water for any type of Dracaena Plant. Dracaenas are very sensitive to chemicals in the water.
Fertilizer: Dracaena Plants require very little fertilizer. Feed a Dracaena Plant with a good indoor plant food monthly in spring and summer at 1/2 the recommended strength. It’s not necessary to feed Dracaenas in the fall or winter.
Temperature: Provide warm temperatures between 70-75 degrees for a Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant.
Humidity: Dracaenas like high humidity but do well in basic household humidity.
You can read more about a Dracaena Lemon Lime in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.