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Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree

Dracaena warneckii "Hawaiian Sunshine"

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 8" to 14" W 10" to 16" H

Brighten up any space with the Hawaiian Sunshine dragon tree. They are an indoor plant that thrives in medium light levels, with colorful and spiky leaves that bring drama to any space. With stripes of dark and vivid green, as well as bright yellow, it is easy to see where they get their Hawaiian Sunshines-inspired name. Adaptable, easy to care for, and air purifying, they are the ideal addition to your desk at work. The Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree (aka Dracaena warneckii Hawaiian Sunshine) is also easy to care for which makes them perfect for beginners! Their beautiful green leaves with yellow stripes will add some zing to any room or patio as well.

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Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine Care Guide & Presentation

Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree

Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine: Overview

Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine (Dracaena warneckii ‘Hawaiian Sunshine’) is a variegated Dracaena variety with long, spiky emerald green leaves and a central lime-colored stripe. Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine is a Dragon Tree native to the tropical regions of Africa, like Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family, like other Dracaena plants

The Hawaiian Dracaena is a tropical plant that thrives in warmer temperatures. Grow it indoors in a warm room or outdoors as an exotic patio plant in hardiness zones 10-12. Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine sprouts its leaves on a cane trunk, which is why it is often called the Corn Plant. When fully mature, the gorgeous Hawaiian Sunshine tree can reach up to 5-6 ft. in height. However, a slow grower will take some time to become a large indoor plant.

With the right growing conditions, the Hawaiian Dracaena warneckii is easy to care for, even for beginners. It’s best for plant lovers without pets because it can be toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. 

Dracaenas are known as good luck plants, and this is also true of the colorful Hawaiian Sunshine plant that symbolizes good fortune and prosperity.

Dracaena varieties come in different shapes and patterns, ranging from the broad-leaved, compact Janet Craig Dragon Plant to the brightly striped Dracaena Lemon Lime.

Dracaena: Benefits

  • One of the best air-purifying plants that absorbs formaldehyde and other toxins from the air
  • Associated with good luck and prosperity, according to Feng Shui
  • It’s a low-maintenance plant that can adapt to low-light conditions
  • Beautiful highlight plant with exotic striped leaves

Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine Plant: Care Guide

The Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine plant care is easy since this plant doesn’t require frequent watering and can adapt to various growing conditions. We’ve gathered some top Hawaiian Dracaena care tips to keep your plant flourishing:

Watering and Humidity

Let the soil dry between waterings. Dracaenas can be sensitive to water containing chlorine or fluoride, so use filtered or ‘overnight’ water, free of chemicals. Your Dracaena warneckii will appreciate occasional misting to increase the humidity in the air around it.

Light and Temperature

Bright, filtered light is best for your dracaena, as direct sunlight can burn its leaves. Dracaenas thrive in temperatures between 65 and 90℉. Place it where there’s no risk of cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations.

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting

Use well-draining soil mixed with perlite to enhance drainage and root aeration for your Dracaena Fragrans Hawaiian Sunshine. It doesn’t require frequent feeding and can be sensitive to overfertilizing. Once a month, use a liquid fertilizer diluted at half strength. Repot your Dracaena Sunshine once every 3-5 years or when you see the roots growing out of the drainage holes.


You can propagate your Hawaiian Sunshine Dracaena by taking 4—or 6-inch cuttings from the plant and planting them in well-draining, moist soil. Palace the young plants in a spot that receives indirect light, keeping the soil moist.

Pruning, Cleaning, and Common Issues

Prune any dead leaves and trim browning leaf tips (optional). Make a small cut with a clean, sharp knife on the long, bare stem to encourage your plant to grow more leaves. Leaves will sprout around the cut area.

Discolored or brown tips often indicate salts accumulated in the soil from overfertilizing. Flush the soil to remove them. Soft, yellowing leaves indicate overwatering.

Hawaiian Sunshine Dracaena: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

The Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree brings a tropical vibe into your living space.

Best Locations & Uses

  • Great for beginners and people with a busy schedule because it’s easy to care for
  • Perfect highlight indoor plant because of its lush, bright foliage
  • Ideal for homes with no pets
  • Excellent gift plant because of its lucky symbolic meaning
  • Fantastic plant for offices, due to its low-maintenance needs and air-purifying qualities

Companion Plants

Try combining your Dracaena Hawaiian plant with other plants, including snake plants, trendy low-maintenance houseplants reclassified as Dracaenas. Here are some suggestions:

  • Pink Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum 'Neon Robusta'): With its unusual, arrow-shaped, sunset pink leaves, the Pink Arrowhead Plant is a striking houseplant that thrives in medium indirect light.
  • Cordyline Florida Flamingo (Cordyline terminalis 'Hot Pepper'): Cordyline Florida Flamingo has bright, hot pink leaves and loves humidity.
  • Philodendron Birkin Plant (Philodendron 'Birkin'): The pretty Philodendron Birkin Plant is a slow grower with emerald green, heart-shaped leaves.

Alternative Plants

Since the Hawaiian Dracaena is toxic to pets if ingested, check out Lively Root’s selection of pet-friendly plants, curated for the safety of your pets:

  • Calathea Cathedral Windows (Goeppertia makoyana (syn. Calathea makoyana)): The compact, pet-safe Calathea Cathedral Windows has beautifully patterned leaves with a purple underside and grows best in indirect light and high humidity.
  • Butzii Air Plant (Tillandsia): An easy-care and pet-friendly plant, the Butzii Air Plant is an epiphyte that doesn’t require soil to grow, as it gets its nutrients from the air.
  • Hindu Rope Plant (Hoya carnosa 'Compacta'): A very unusual vining plant, the Hindu Rope Plant is a Hoya variety with curly, twisted leaves; this charming climber produces clusters of fragrant, star-shaped flowers.

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Create a peaceful tropical retreat inside your home by getting a joyful, colorful Dracaena Hawaiian Sunshine!

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