Dracaena is a genus of forty species of subtropical, evergreen, woody plants grown for their statuesque form and ornamental foliage. They are sometimes mistakenly identified as palms but are actually more closely related to lilies. The name Dracaena is derived from the Greek word “drakaina”, a female dragon. The link between plant and beast is the resinous red gum produced when the stem is cut which, when thickened, is supposed to resemble dragon’s blood. It is used as a varnish and in photo engraving.
An easy to grow house plant. Provide bright, indirect light and keep evenly moist, not wet or dry. Trim as needed. Native of western tropical Africa rainforest region. Bamboo-like cane stems.
You're probably familiar with at least one variety of dracaena, commonly known as "corn plant." But you may not know about the striking, acid-green foliage offered by 'Limelight' Dracaena (Dracaena deremensis 'Limelight'). With glossy, electric lime-green leaves, this tropical foliage plant thrives as a low-light interior plant. 'Limelight' Dracaena's durability makes it ideal for home or office settings; in fact, keeping it in a low-light location helps maintain the dramatic lime coloring. If you want to try growing 'Limelight' Dracaena, use a standard potting mix and keep the soil moist for best results. Florida's warm, humid air also helps the plant to thrive, and when mature, 'Limelight' Dracaena can grow to 5 feet tall by up to 4 feet wide.
This plant grows can also be used outdoors as a shade plant for south Florida gardens.
Easy to grow house plant
Prefers bright, indirect light
Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry
Proper Name: Dracaena deremensis 'Limelight'