The name Cordyline Red Star comes from the Greek word kordyle, which means “club”. Cordyline australis plants are palm-like evergreen shrubs that create long leaves. it is commonly referred to as the cabbage tree. This species is native to New Zealand.
Scientific name: cordyline australis
Common name: cabbage tree, cabbage-palm, Red Star
|Plant type||Perennial, Evergreen|
|The appearance of Leaf||Showy|
|Leaf Color||Green, red, or yellow|
|Structure of Leaf||Simple|
|The shape of the leaf||Strap|
Plant Care for cordyline australis :
|Sun||Full sun, partial shade|
|Height||4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft)|
|Propagation||Propagate by seed or suckers|
|Soil Drainage||Well drainage|
|Soil pH||Alkaline, Acid, neutral|
|Pruning||No pruning required|
|Soil type||Fertile, moist, chalky, loamy, sandy, clay|
How to care Cordyline australis plant:
Cordyline requires bright light, but avoid direct sunlight. Green-leaved cordyline tends to do best with direct light, while those which have coloured leaves may prefer filtered sunlight or bright indirect.
Decrease watering during the winter and water your plant whenever the soil the surface begins to feel dry.
It needs a 5-15 °C temperature to grow.
You can nourish the plant weekly during the growing season with a liquid 20-20-20 fertilizer at half-strength. Do not fertilize during the winter.
Cordyline Red Star requires a rich, well-drained and high-quality potting mix soil with a pH of 6 to 6.5.
Cordyline australis plant growth:
The length of the cordyline australis plant is 20 meters and 5 to 10 foot wide.
This plant does not need pruning.
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