Cordyline fruticosa RubraBack in stock: Now
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Tall broadleaf accent plant for subtropical gardens and indoor planting. Broad leaves are bronze-green in the centre shading to vintage wine-red at the edges, with younger leaves an all-over pinky-russet-red. Lovely plant to contrast with dark maroon and purple shades.
Cordyline fruticosa RubraDESCRIPTION:This Cordyline has allover reddish colour somewhere between warm pink and rusty brown. Large broad leaves and a slender profile.
USES: For the tropical garden. As a contrasting plant for a colourful garden and massed together for a splash of colour.
PLANTING: Plant in a full-part shade position in the garden in free draining soil. Mulch when planting and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Water regularly during dry periods. Cordylines are hardy and will tolerate periods of sun although they prefer filtered light. Protect from frost.
CARE: Remove dead foliage and cut back in spring if plants become leggy. Apply liquid fertiliser following extended dry periods and every 3 months for loads of lush foliage Cutting all foliage off is fine as the plant will regrow from the stem. Plant the removed stems elsewhere in the garden or into pots and watch them come to life! Just be sure to give them plenty of water in the first 8-12 weeks and avoid exposing them to full sunlight.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2m H x 0.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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