20 - 30cm Dracaena Lemon Surprise 12cm Pot

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Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Surprise', or simply Dracaena 'Lemon Surprise', is a popular houseplant known for its striking, variegated foliage with a mix of green, lime, and cream colors. The "surprise" in its name may refer to the way its leaves spiral off the central stalk in a unique manner.


  • Leaves: The plant has lance-shaped leaves that are brightly variegated in shades of green, lemon-yellow, and cream. The leaves have a slight twist or curl, which adds to its visual appeal.

  • Stem: Tall, caney stems that are characteristic of many Dracaena species.

Care Guide:

  1. Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, causing them to turn brown or bleach out.

  2. Water: Water when the top 1-2 inches of the soil feels dry. Dracaena plants are sensitive to overwatering, so it's essential to ensure the soil is well-draining, and the pot has drainage holes. They are also sensitive to fluoride found in tap water, so it's best to use distilled or filtered water.

  3. Soil: A well-draining potting mix is suitable. You can use a general houseplant mix with some added perlite or sand for improved drainage.

  4. Temperature: They prefer temperatures between 60°F (15°C) and 75°F (24°C). Avoid cold drafts or sudden temperature changes.

  5. Humidity: Dracaena 'Lemon Surprise' can adapt to average household humidity but would appreciate higher humidity levels. If the air is dry, consider placing a humidifier nearby or periodically misting the plant.

  6. Feeding: Feed every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Reduce feeding during the fall and winter.

  7. Pruning: You can prune or trim the plant to control its height or promote bushier growth. When you cut off the top, it might encourage the plant to develop more side shoots.

  8. Pests: Watch out for pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale. Check the undersides of leaves periodically, and treat any infestations promptly.

  9. Propagation: The plant can be propagated using stem cuttings. Cut a segment of the stem, let it air dry for a day, then plant it in soil.

  10. Caution: Dracaena plants are toxic to cats and dogs when ingested. It's essential to keep the plant out of reach if you have pets.

Dracaena 'Lemon Surprise' is a relatively low-maintenance plant that can bring a vibrant touch of color to interiors. Like many Dracaenas, its primary care concerns revolve around proper watering and light levels. Once you establish a routine that meets its needs, it can thrive and grow for many years.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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