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Red Leaf Cordyline

Cordyline rubra

Cordyline fruticosa Rubra by Mokkie (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

2m

Min

1m

10 to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Red Leaf Cordyline Overview

    Cordyline rubra is a large, evergreen, multi-stemmed perennial, native to Australia. Its long, leathery leaves range from pink to burgundy to red when young, turning green as they age. Red Leaf Cordylines are happy growing in most soils as long as they are well-drained, and they like full sun or partial shade.(Bright filtered light needed if grown indoors.) They dislike cold, wet conditions. Cordyline rubra has good architectural qualities and unusual colouring - as such, it is used as a specimen plant, both indoors and outdoors. An eyecatcher often seen in tropical gardens. In cooler climates, plant in containers that can be moved inside in winter.

    Common problems with Red Leaf Cordyline

    How to propagate Red Leaf Cordyline

    Cuttings

    Remove and plant well rooted suckers in spring.

    Special features of Red Leaf Cordyline

    Attractive leaves