- Lovely Colored Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 7-8 Feet
The Sunshine Dracaena is an adaptable plant that is easy to care for and lovely to admire. A central woody stem and long, thin leaves create a tree-like appearance. The Dracaena marginata 'Sunshine' or Dragon Tree has light-green foliage bordered with dark green and edged in burgundy. The leaves grow upwards and gently arch. Whether you are inexperienced or prone to bad luck with plants, or if you want to give your space a tropical vibe, the Sunshine Dracaena is the plant for you.
Best Locations For Growing Sunshine Dracaena
Feature the Sunshine Dracaena in a sunny entryway, living room, humid bathroom, or kitchen. This adaptable plant can easily live in various conditions, but lots of sunlight and increased humidity are preferred.
Sunshine Dracaena Sunlight Requirements
Bright sunlight increases the intensity of the foliage color and helps this plant push out new foliage. Dracaena can live in direct sunlight but in limited quantities. An area that receives bright direct sunlight in the morning and indirect sunlight in the afternoon is best.
Sunshine Dracaena Care
Dracaena need to be repotted every couple of years. Growth may slow as the plant outgrows its pot, so it may be time to repot if you notice slowed growth. Roots may peak through the pot bottom, indicating the plant needs a new container. Select a new pot that is 1 - 2 inches larger than the original.
Watering Sunshine Dracaena
Sunshine Dracaena’s foliage needs extra moisture in the air to stay lush. Place this plant in a naturally humid area or use a pebble tray. Water when the top few inches of the soil are dry, and remove excess water from the tray or cache pot.
Feeding Sunshine Dracaena
Feeding Dracaena helps encourage new growth and keeps the plant looking its best. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every couple of weeks during the spring and summer. Houseplants commonly stop growing during the fall and winter. Plants that are not actively growing do not need to be fertilized.
Sunshine Dracaena Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
|Pet Friendly: No
|Kid Friendly: Yes
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 7-8 feet
|Mature Spread: 3 feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Flower Shade/Description: White Sticky Flower
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green Sword Shaped Leaves with Light Green Stripes
|Temperature: 70° - 72°F (21° - 22°C)
|Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
|Common Name: Sunshine Dracaena
|Other Name(s): Dragon Tree
|Scientific Name: Dracaena marginata 'Sunshine'
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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