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Dracaena der. 'Lemon Surprise'

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Dracaena 'Lemon Surprise' gets its name from the bright lemony-chartreuse striped leaves. Growth pattern is compact and slightly spiraled unlike typical bushy Dracaena varieties. Add a pop of color with this easy beginner plant. 


PLANT INFO:

Registered name: Dracaena der. 'Lemon Surprise'

Parent lineage: Mutant from Dracaena Vand. Ex. L. fragrans (group Compacta) ‘Surprise’

Origin: Tropical Africa

Type: Terrestrial, Tropical

Pot Size: 4in

Plant height: 24-36 in

Bloom info: No blooms

Fragrant: No

Toxic: Yes, if ingested


CARE INFO:

Potting mix: Well-draining soil/peat and perlite mix. Prefers a somewhat water-retentive mix of mostly soil and organic matter. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years.

Light: Bright indirect-medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred.

Water: Water when just dry (1-2 inches of the soil is dry). Tips will brown with inconsistent watering.

Temp: Warm (50F min night, 85F max day). Not frost hardy.

Humidity: 30-70%. Not picky.

Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, full strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied monthly during active growth. Decrease in Winter.