Warneckii Lemon Lime


(9 Reviews)

The Warneckii ‘Lemon Lime‘ – Wow…what a great splash of color!  While the horticultural debate rages over the morphology of this plant (is it a Dracaena or a Warneckii…is a Warneckii a Dracaena?), it doesn’t much matter to us here at PLANTZ.  All we know is this is a tried-and-true performer in interior spaces requiring very little attention.  It doesn’t need (or like) much water at all.  Its signature lime-yellow, gray, and white leaf variegation is a real eye catcher.  It can tolerate lower light, but to maintain the variegation, you’ll want it in moderate to bright light.  So, get it a nice spot near a window or put it on your porch for the summer and enjoy!

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 Warneckii Lemon Lime does well in moderate light, but will thrive in high light and it’s pretty forgiving for a forgetful plant owner.  Here are some tips to keep it growing:


Like its relatives, it prefers its root zone on the dry side; so make sure the soil dries out between waterings.   See our watering guide for more information.


Although it’s been billed as a low-light plant in the past, the Warneckii Lemon Lime needs moderate light, and bright light if you want to maintain its crisp lime-green, white, and gray leaf variegation.  So, place your Lemon Lime next to an east, west, or south window, or give it a nice spot on a bright porch, and it’ll be happy.  Like other plants grown for indoors, do not expose this plant to direct sunlight or it will burn the leaves very quickly.


The Lemon Lime 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.


The Warneckii Lemon Lime, with its numerous trunks and wide leaves, does attract dust, but it’s pretty easy to clean.  We recommend a cleaning regimen with water and a light soap solution – just use a rag dipped in the solution and stroke the leaves from the stem to the apex.  Depending on your environment, this is a once-per-quarter recommendation.


Most of the pruning on the Lemon Lime will be the simple removal of its older leaves that may become spotted, yellow, and/or brown.  They can be easily tugged off from the stem, or by making a cut in the apex of the leaf and pulling the two sides of the leaf apart.  For otherwise healthy looking leaves with some brown tips, use sharp scissors and trim off the brown leaf margin being careful to maintain the natural shape of the leaf.


The Warneckii Lemon Lime can attract mealybugs, and sometimes mites and scale – but this is rare.   Mealybugs are the the main pest, so keep it clean.  Look for the little white cottony mealybugs at the base of the leaves and on the stems; mites will hide on the bottom side of the leaves and produce webs.  If you see either of these, simply wipe them off or break out the spray bottle with a light soap solution and spray them daily ’til they’re gone.


In good light, this plant will not give you any trouble – provided you water it occasionally.

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Customer Reviews for
Warneckii Lemon Lime

(9 Reviews)
  1. Yvonne Lamar Verified Buyer

    Absolutely beautifull

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      We’re so glad you’re happy with it. You always seem to select my favorites and your home must be filling up with greenery!
      Thank you!

  2. Ken Larsen Verified Buyer

    The plants are great, the planters are beautiful, but nothing compares to the outstanding customer service provided by Sue!

    • Sue Waltzer Verified Buyer

      Always a pleasure to especially for special customers!
      Thanks – Sue

  3. Bobbi leider Verified Buyer

    I love this plant, it’s my favorite

    • Sue Waltzer

      One of my all-time favorites too!
      Thanks – Sue

  4. Deanna Baumgardner Verified Buyer
  5. Michele Heath Verified Buyer

    I’ve always had an amazing experience with Plantz. This is the only plant that I have had a little trouble with. It arrived upside down so it was difficult to get all of the medium out of the crevices of the leaves. I had to re-plant it. It subsequently lost many of the bottom leaves and I thought it would die. However, I placed it in as much light as I could and it is slowly recovering, and even has a few new shoots. I use only distilled water with this one.

    • Sue Waltzer

      Hi Michele – I will reach out to you via email as we did not know it was delivered in poor condition! Please reach out to us if you have any issues as we are here to help!

  6. Andre R. Verified Buyer

    It was shipped very well and although it’s only been a couple of weeks, it seems to be doing well.

    • Sue Waltzer

      This is a great, easy plant to care for and it should be just fine going forward. They take a few weeks to acclimate and can lose some foliage during that time but you’re beyond that now!
      Thanks again!

  7. Wendy Verified Buyer

    This beautiful plant arrived in great condition and it looks wonderful in our living room. The folks at PLANTZ have been very helpful with questions I’ve had about watering. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend them.

  8. Ronald M. Verified Buyer

    This plant is the perfect addition for our den. It really brightens up the room. It arrived on time and although it appeared to have been tossed around a bit during shipping, it took only minimal effort to get it upright and placed into a nice pot.

  9. Lisa Bing Verified Buyer

    My plant is gorgeous and compliments my living room just as I imagined. I love that the irrigation system came preinstalled. Also love being able to contact Plantz with questions and that they proactively directed me on what to expect and how to best care for my plant.

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