Now that summer's in full swing, you may feel like going on a gardening hiatus to avoid the heat. Instead, try focusing your attention indoors. A great houseplant to try is 'Limelight' Dracaena, which was named a plant of the year by the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association.
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').
'Limelight' Dracaena can work great in both homes and offices. In fact, keeping it in a low-light location will help maintain its luscious 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.
For more information on 'Limelight' Dracaena, visit FNGLA's website.
Also on Gardening in a Minute
- Dracaena--Clemson (SC) Cooperative Extension
- 'Limelight' Dracaena--FNGLA
- 'Janet Craig' Dracaena--Texas A&M University
- SubLIME Dracaena--Greenhouse Product News