Dracaena are composed of a large group of popular foliage plants. Most grow strongly upright with long, strap-like leaves variegated with white, cream, or red. Dracaenas grow well at average room temperatures but don't like cold drafts. Give plants medium to bright light to maintain the best leaf color. Allow the soil to dry to the touch between waterings.
Here are some care tips for your new Dracaena:
Origin: Tropical East Africa
Height: Up to 10 ft (3 m) if not pruned back
Light: Moderate to bright light. Keep plant out of direct sunlight which can scorch its leaves, leaving brown marks. Pale leaves can indicate that light is too low.
Water: These Dracaena will tolerate many abuses, but not soggy soil. Water thoroughly, allowing the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil to dry out between waterings. Water less in winter, when light levels are lower and growth has slowed. Use a pot with a drainage hole to prevent wet soil. Overwatering will cause leaves to turn yellow and fall off.
Humidity: 40-50% relative humidity.
Temperature: Average room temperatures (65-75°F/18-24°C)
Soil: Any good-quality potting mix
Fertilizer: Feed monthly year-round with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half.
Propagation: Take 4 in (10 cm) stem tip cuttings in spring and root them in moist soil.
Botanical Name: Dracaena Deremensis 'Lemon Surprise'
Common Name(s): Dragon Tree