The Cordyline is a plant that has been used more and more as an indoor plant in recent years. The plant is found in several varieties. For example, they come with green, red and pink leaves. Cordyline is often compared with Dracaena. The difference, however, is in the roots, which have different colours. The leaves also differ slightly because the main vein of the Dracaena is not branched and that of the Cordyline is branched.
It is recommended to place the Cordyline in a place in the half shade. The plant likes light to have, but no direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will cause discoloration of the leaves and decrease the ornamental value.
A minimum temperature of about 17-20 degrees Celsius during the day is recommended and a minimum temperature of 12 degrees at night. In the winter it can be a bit cooler as the plant will be in the resting position.
Make sure that the soil is always moist but never covered with a layer of water. This way the plant will get enough water and the roots will not rot. Always give less water in the winter as the plant will then be in the resting position.
Only repot the Cordyline when the plant is getting too big for the pot. This will take about 2/3 years. Always take a pot that is at least 20% wider than the grow pot, so that the roots have enough space. Always pot in the winter so that the plant can recover from any damage.
The Cordyline does not really need any extra nutrition. In any case, never give extra food in the winter, this is superfluous because the plant uses almost no energy. In spring and summer, you could very occasionally give some extra Pokon green plant nutrition.
Originally the Cordyline comes from New Zealand and Australia. The Cordyline belongs to the family Asparagaceae which also includes Dracaena and Yucca.
The Cordyline is by nature a very strong plant, so it will not easily suffer from diseases and vermin. If pests do occur, make sure you immediately combat them with a biological or if desired a chemical pesticide.