Cabbage Palm

Cordyline spp.

Cabbage Tree

1 of 11
1 of 11
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.
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Remove well rooted suckers in spring.

Seed

Sow seeds in spring.

Special features

Indoor plant

Under glass, grow green-leaved species in full light and species with colored foliage in bright filtered or indirect light. Water sparingly in winter.

Pot plant

Use pots sized according to the species. Plant in well-drained potting mix, but keep the mix moist.

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

S.E. Asia

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Chalk, Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asparagaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White

Scent

Mild
Free download for your phone or tablet
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Knowledge and advice

Search our ever-growing knowledge base to find plants and information. Find out about pests and diseases you should be keeping an eye out for. Watch How to videos or follow step by step guides for tasks in the garden. Free download for your phone or tablet.
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play