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CORDYLINE TERMINALIS Cordyline Fruticosa Plant

08:26 Also known as ti tree or plant and red dracaena, Cordyline terminalis is sometimes incorrectly sold as Dracaena terminalis. It has more or less lance-shaped leaves up to 2ft/60cm long and 4in/10cm or so wide. Young foliage is pinkish red, gradually becoming deep coppery green. 
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Several attractively colored varieties are available, including C.t. ‘Rededge,’ probably the most popular, with leaves streaked and outlined in red and a relatively compact habit. ‘Baptistii’ is flushed with red and yellow, and ‘Kiwi’ has leaves of mid green, light green, and cream, edged and flushed with pink.  cordyline2bfruticosa2bindoor-3859941 As the plant grows, the lower leaves fall to produce a plant with a rosette of foliage at the top of a long stem. It will last for several years.                     cordyline2bterminalis-4353302 The broad leaves have long leaf stalks and spread out like a fan from the central stem.
Dry air causes brown edges on the foliage. Regular frequent misting is required. cordyline2bfruticosa2bpotted2bplant2bphoto-1290123 Bright, filtered light is needed for the most intense leaf color. cordyline2bfruticosa-1960543 Watch out for aphids on the young leaves, particularly on the undersides. Treat with a contact insecticide. cordyline2bterminalis2bpicture-4623870 FACT FILE
ORIGIN Polynesia.
HEIGHT 3-5ft/90cm-1.5m in a container indoors.
POTTING MIX Soil- or peat-moss-based.
REPOTTING In spring move into a pot one size larger until maximum required pot size is reached; thereafter top-dress annually. cordyline2bterminalis2bindoor2bplant2bphoto-4174903 PROPAGATION In spring separate suckers from the base of the plant and keep them in warm, humid conditions until established.                           cordyline2bfruticosa2bhouse2bplant-3493785 In early summer, cut the stems from old plants into 2-in/5-cm sections, each with a bud, and insert into seed mix with added sharp sand.                       cordyline2bterminalis2bindoor2bplant-7159514 KEEPING PLANTS This is a long-lived plant under favorable conditions.

CORDYLINE TERMINALIS or Cordyline Fruticosa PLANT CARE

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  • Bright conditions with filtered sun. 
  • Minimum winter temperature of 60°F/16°C. 
  • Keep the soil evenly moist during the growing season. Allow the surface to dry out between waterings in winter.
  • Mist the foliage regularly. 
  • Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks in spring and summer. 
  • Protect from drafts.

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