Originally this plant comes from New Zealand and Australia. The Cordyline, popularly known as the 'Cabbage plant', is often used in groups to give a place a sub-tropical character. The Cordyline belongs to the Asparagaceae family.
The Cordyline needs little water in the winter, once a month is sufficient. In the summer it is important not to let the soil dry out. Water must therefore be given more often, once a week is sufficient.
The Cordyline can be sprayed to remove the dust from the leaves when the plant is indoors. Otherwise this is not necessarily necessary.
The Coryline prefers the sun / half shade. The plant cannot stand in direct sunlight for too long as this can burn the leaves. A sheltered place is therefore recommended in the summer.
The Cordyline can use food in the spring. The plant will grow more during this period and can therefore use more support. Add food to the potting soil during this period.
It is best to repot a Cordyline after purchase or in the spring when the plant grows too large. A larger pot will stimulate growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil so that the water is more spread and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro granules at the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert cover for large pots. When repotting the plant, always add fresh potting compost.
A Cordyline can be pruned to make it branch. Then cut the crown, new shoots will emerge. In addition, old leaves can be removed to make the plant look healthy and clean.
The cordyline can be toxic to pets and can cause vomiting when they have eaten a leaf or part of the plant.
There are few vermin in a Cordyline. However, fungi are dangerous for this plant. This can occur when the Coryline is affected by frost or when the weather is warm. To prevent mold in the crown of the plant, you must spray preventively with an anti-fungal spray.