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Cordyline is a genus of about 20 species of evergreen shrubs and tree-like, woody monocotyledonous flowering plants. The larger perennials resemble palm trees and have long, leathery leaves that grow in tufts or rosettes, and sweetly-scented cup-shaped flowers borne on large stems above the foliage. These are followed by small white, red, blue or purple berries. Cabbage palms can make good houseplants when young, or grown in a greenhouse. In warmer areas, they can be used as specimen plants, in a border or in a courtyard garden.
Generally not harvested.
Remove well rooted suckers in spring.
Sow seeds in spring.
Under glass, grow green-leaved species in full light and species with colored foliage in bright filtered or indirect light. Water sparingly in winter.
Use pots sized according to the species. Plant in well-drained potting mix, but keep the mix moist.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Chalk, Clay, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral