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Cordyline Genus

Club palm

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cordyline genus (Club palm). This genus consists of evergreen shrubs and trees. They are grown primarily for their foliage, although some also have decorative flowers which are small and star-shaped; borne in large panicles and blooming in red, black or whitish tones.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Cabbage palm, Cabbage tree

Origin

S.E.Asia and the Pacific

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, and some have decorative flowers. Indoor and patio. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5C. You will need to provide fertile, well drained soil with full light or partial shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, offsets or suckers in the spring or by stem cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.

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