Plant Care Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

About Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

The protective resins inside this plant are in Dragon’s Blood, a bright red pigment, varnish, medicine, incense, and dye that has been used across ancient cultures for thousands of years. This plant rarely blooms, but when it does, its flower blooms at night and emits smells that attract night pollinators, like moths. 🦇

Taxonomy

Dracaena fragrans 'Hawaiian Sunshine'
Dracaena
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

💦 Water

How often to water your Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Water needs for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'
0.5 cups
every 12

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine': 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' can tolerate being far from a window and light source. Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' Light Requirements →

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' →


💩 Fertilizer

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine' is native to Africa to Southern Asia and Australia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'

Dracaena 'Hawaiian Sunshine'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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