Janet Craig Limelight


(5 Reviews)

Looking for a great low-maintenance plant with a splash of color?  The Janet Craig ‘Limelight’ is sure to light up any room.  It’s got all the low-maintenance and oxygen-producing characteristics of a (regular) Janet Craig with its leaves colored a lemon-limey yellow. Also known as a “JC Limelight”, it’s another versatile member of the Dracanea genus (Dracaena deremensis, to be specific).  Because it produces a less chlorophyll than its Janet Craig relatives, we out this one in the “medium” light category needing a little more light to keep it looking fresh.

Plant Details

Size 2-3', 3-4'
Difficulty Easy Care Level
Light Low Light, Medium Light, Bright Indirect Light
Pet Friendly This plant may be toxic to pets

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The Janet Craig LimeLight will survive in low light, but thrives in moderate- and high-light spaces.  If you can get it in good light, you can get it and (nearly) forget it.  You may also want to check out the Janet Craig and the Janet Craig Carmen as well.  Here are some tips to keep it growing:


Like other members of the Dracaena family, it prefers its rootzone on the dry side; so make sure the soil dries out between waterings.   See our watering guide for more information.


It’s  a Dracaena, with large green leaves for capturing the slightest bit of light, and likely our most low-light plant offering.  It will, however, do better and last longer with at least moderate light.  If you selected a plant with more variegation, like a Carmen or Lime Light, it will require a little more light than the all-green-leaf Janet Craig, which obviously has a bit more chlorophyll for photosynthesis.  Like other shade-grown foliage plants, do not expose this plant to direct sunlight or it will burn the leaves very quickly.


The Janet Craig will not need to be fed during the first 6 months after it has shipped. During this time, it will use the residual nutrients from nursery production. After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants. Please refer to our nutrient guide for details.


This plant, with its long, strap-like leaves, is easy to clean – that that’s a good thing since those large leaves tend to attract some dust.  Simply wiping the leaves with a wet cloth usually does the trick. For spots where something else (besides dust) has landed on your plant, use a mild soapy solution to wet the cloth; then wipe. This will restore the luster to your plant.


Don’t. Unless your plant is not meeting the dimensions of its intended space, you will not need to prune this plant. Older leaves, though, may yellow, and they can be pruned or snapped off. Brown tips can be trimmed off to the contour of the leaf. See our pruning guide for details.


The biggest threat for the Janet Craig is Mealybugs and they can be pesky – so, keep it clean.  Look for the little white cottony bugs at the base of the leaves.  If you see them, break out the spray bottle with a light soap solution and spray them daily ’til they’re gone.


Aside from the mealybug threat, minor leaf spots and old age will be your biggest worry with the Janet Craig.

  • Leaf spots – Spots on the leaves may be a natural imperfection from production. If your new Lisa has a few spots, don’t sweat it – it’s Mother Nature’s way of letting you know it’s a real, live plant. Over time, leaf spots, especially on the margins, can develop from a build-up of fluoride in the leaves from water sources treated with fluoride – like almost everywhere that water comes from a treatment plant. If you can water with rain water from your garden, have at it; otherwise, be on the lookout for discolored margins over a very long period of time.  When older leaves become unsightly, just remove them.
  • Yellow and brown leaves – Old leaves may turn yellow and begin to brown. These should be removed.

Customer Reviews for
Janet Craig Limelight

(5 Reviews)
  1. Iris Rafkin Verified Buyer

    the plant is absolutely beautiful.

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      We are so glad you’re happy with it!
      Thanks – Sue

  2. Maxwell M. Verified Buyer

    Wonderful plant! And excellent customer service. The first plant was slightly damaged in transit and it was replaced without hassle. Will order from PLANTZ again.

    • Sue Waltzer

      Thank you! I think the first one may have had a rough ride with FedEx! Glad to hear that the replacement made a safe trip!

  3. Mark Mayglothling Verified Buyer
  4. Maria S. Verified Buyer

    Plant arrived in fairly good condition.
    A few leaves had to be cut off (not trimmed) because the leaves were bent in transit. The majority of the plant was green and not lime (kind of disappointed). I had the same plant in Washington DC and it was completely a lime color.

  5. William Lee Verified Buyer

    Absolutely beautiful and so well packed and shipped. Love this company!!!

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