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'Limelight' Dracaena

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.

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