Cordyline fruticosa 'Negra' (Cabbage Palm)

Cordyline fruticosa Negra 200 mm
Cordyline fruticosa Negra 250 mm
Cordyline fruticosa Negra 300 mm
Cordyline fruticosa Negra 400 mm
Cordyline fruticosa Negra 400 mm
Cordyline fruticosa Negra 400 mm
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Cordyline fruticosa 'Negra' (Cabbage Palm)

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The Cordyline fruticosa 'Negra', commonly called the cabbage palm is a broad-leaved variety that has young green foliage that matures to a blackish dark purple with age. The Negra is an excellent plant for contrasting against other plants giving colour to the garden as well as a tropical or exotic vibe. The Negra is a beautiful statement plant in a feature pot or for mass planting.

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade and Bright indirect sunlight

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency: Keep soil/potting mix moist during the warmer growing season but water less during winter.

Soil: Well draining

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: 1. Since this plant is sensitive to frost, plant in areas that are protected from strong winter winds and mulch well.
2. Annual application of slow-release fertiliser.
3. Remove dead or old foliage from the bottom.
4. If the plant gets too long and leggy, prune the plant back in spring. The chopped off heads can be replanted to give new plants as well.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Scale and mealy bugs

Mature height: 1.5 m

Mature width: 0.8 m

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Younger green leaves which mature into blackish dark purple

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

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

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Flowering season: Summer

Fruit: Insignificant

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