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Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Surprise' (4 inch pot)

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About This Product

Species Name: Dracaena fragrans

Common Name(s): Lemon Surprise Dracaena, Corn Plant

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Upright, evergreen shrub with lemon-lime colored leaves with a variegated green midrib
  • Long arching sword-shaped leaves
  • Easy to grow, a great way to brighten up indoor spaces
  • Can grow outdoors under select conditions, where it may produce small white flowers and orange berries

Recommended Pot Size: Medium - Extra Large

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature Requirement: 65-85°F

Humidity: Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering Frequency: Low water needs. Water once the top 3 inches of soil have dried. 

Lighting: Partial Shade 

Soil Type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered here

Growth Rate: Slow

Height at Maturity: 12-18 feet

Origin: Southeast Africa, Tanzania, and Eastern Madagascar

Regional Locality: Found in the tropical African lowlands in areas of high humidity and rainfall 

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Temperate Vivariums ✔



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Needs bright indirect light. Too low/high lighting conditions will cause damage to the plant long term. Leaves may start to brown if humidity is low. 

Shipping Notes: As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

*Dracaenas, Corn plants, are toxic to both humans and pets. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

The plant pictured is in a 4 inch pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Arrived intact and beautiful

I ordered this plant along with quite a few others and it arrived very well packaged. It is as gorgeous as the pictures show! I cant wait to add this to my terrarium.


Healthy plant!

I received a well established plant! It is already about 9 inches tall from the soil line and has long sturdy leaves. I think it will be perfect for my tree frogs! A couple of the leaves arrived a little bent but I expected to have to give these plants a little TLC after being shipped so far. The packaging was amazing and my plant arrived healthy and mostly unharmed.

Lemon Surprise


The plant is super full for a 4" pot. Arrived on time and in great shape.


Great choice of plant with beautiful appearance

Arrived in great condition, and has an excellent appearance to it that is different from other striped plants. Definitely recommend

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