Lemon Lime Indoor Plant

Lemon Lime Indoor Plant

 

 Other common names

dragon plant 'Lemon Lime'

  • Synonyms

     Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime'                                

  • Family

    Asparagaceae

  • Genus

     Dracaena are evergreen trees, the few branches bearing linear to lance-shaped leaves often crowded towards the tips; on mature plants, small greenish-white flowers may be followed by orange or red berries

  • Details

      'Lemon Lime' is an erect evergreen shrub, becoming branched with age, with narrow, arching leaves to 60cm in length, striped with green and bright greenish-yellow

  • Characteristics

    • Foliage Evergreen

    • Habit Bushy

    • Hardiness

      Hardiness ratings

      All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

      • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
      • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
      • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
      • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
      • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
      • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
      • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
      • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
      • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
      Old hardiness ratings

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      H1B 

    Soil

    • MoistureMoist but well-drained

    • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

    • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral 

     
     How to grow

    Cultivation

    Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost in full light and shade from hot sun and with moderate humidity. Water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly from spring to autumn and keep just moist in winter. If growth is weak, plants can be cut back to within 15cm of the base in spring. Tolerant of low light levels indoors

    Propagation

    Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or leafless stem sections in spring with bottom heat

    Suggested planting locations and garden types

    Patio & Container Plants

     

    Sunlight

    • Full Sun

    • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

    • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

     

    Size

    • Ultimate height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Ultimate spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Time to ultimate height

      5-10 years

     

     

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