Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage Tree)

cordyline australis red star 200 mm
cordyline australis red star 200 mm
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Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage Tree)

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Cordyline australis 'Red Star' commonly called the cabbage tree has long brownish-red to Burgandy sword-shaped rigid leaves. The year-round bright colour and architectural form make it a gorgeous feature plant for the garden or for a large accent pot. In a large patio pot, this cordyline gives a sophisticated look. As the plant matures, it develops a single central trunk, with the rosette of foliage growing on top. Once established, the Red Star is very hardy and will tolerate most growth conditions including coastal and dry periods, but does not like sitting in soggy soil. 

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Low

Watering frequency: In pots, water when at least 50% of the potting mix is dry. In the ground, water regularly until well established, after which water during dry spells. Does not like wet and cold soil, so reduce watering during winters.

Soil: Most types of well draining soil. Provide annual slow-release fertilizer that is low in phosphorus.

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Remove old and dead leaves and spent flowers.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: High

Wind tolerance: High

Disease and pest susceptibility: Caterpillars, scale, slugs, and snails. Older leaves can get rust or fungal spots, in which case, remove infected leaves and treat the plant with a Rose Gun.

Mature height: 3 m

Mature width: 1 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Brownish red or burgandy

Variegation: No

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

Flower colour: Cream

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Summer

Fruit: No

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