What is the Name of the Plant?

Can you please tell me what is the name of the plant and how do I care for it.

Name of the Plant

William, your plant with long, narrow leaves that have green, white, and lemon green stripes, is a Dracaena Lemon Lime.  It’s part of the Asparagaceae family and is closely related to the Dracaena Warnekii which has green and white stripped leaves and the Dracaena Janet Craig that has solid green leaves.

How to Successfully Grow a Dracaena Lemon Lime

Provide bright, indirect light

All the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Water containing fluorine, chlorine, or salt causes leaf tip burn.

Do not over- feed. Fertilize monthly only in the spring and summer and dilute your plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength

Dracaenas like warm temperatures between 70°-75°F (21.1°-23.9°C).

Loose soil that drains quickly helps prevent root rot

Using water containing fluorine, chlorine, or salt causes leaf tip burn.

All dracaena plants are listed as be poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants to dogs and cats by the ASPCA

You can read all my tips on how to care for a Dracaena Lemon Lime in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.