Top recommendations for growing cordyline for a healthy plant.
CORDYLINES are a popular plant that may be found in gardens all throughout the United Kingdom. Cordylines can be purchased ready-grown as a potted feature for any home, but how can you grow this delicate evergreen yourself?
The cordyline is a spectacular choice for your garden beds, borders, or containers whether you live in a city or near the shore. Although these subtropical plants prefer sunny, warmer regions, they may thrive in your British garden if they are well-cared for – and with these top tips, your cordyline will grow into a bold-leaved evergreen.
The cordyline australis, as it is officially known, is a plant notable for its exotic, palm-like look and different hues of leaf.
Cordyline is a multipurpose plant with green, bronze, and purple leaves that looks great in the garden, conservatory, and as a large-leaf display around the house.
If you want to add a cordyline to your indoor plant collection, place it in full sun to moderate shade.
Outdoor-grown cordylines, on the other hand, should be planted in full sun with some light shade and thrive in fertile, well-drained soil.
To minimize overexposure to strong sunlight, colored-leaf variants of the cordyline should be planted in semi-shaded regions.
Cordylines can be grown through seeds, cuttings, or suckers (root-like growths). Suckers should be harvested between April and June.
Cordylines can also be propagated using hardwood stem cuttings.
It takes three to five years for the plant to reach a size that is suitable for consumption.
You can cut portions from healthy stems that are approximately 10cm long with a sharp knife for a clean cut before setting them wrapped side down in free-draining compost, watering them, and keeping them in sunny shade.
Cordylines grown in containers should be watered liberally throughout the growth season but sparingly during the winter months; they respond well to liquid fertilizers applied monthly from spring to late summer.
During especially cold or wet weather, move container-grown plants to a frost-free environment such as a greenhouse, shed, or conservatory.
Growing plants from seed is as simple as scattering seeds in good soil; make sure the soil is not too damp for the greatest germination results.
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