The Cordyline

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Naomi’
Cordyline fruticosa ‘Naomi’
Cordyline fruticosa cultivars, (known as Ti in Hawaii), with their vibrant colours and varied leaf shapes, have added a whole new dimension to the tropical garden.
Easy to grow and propagate the cordyline really is ‘The King of Tropical Foliage’
2 Early Morning Diamond (Kvauka) 1
Cordyline fruticosa ‘Early Morning Diamond’
3 Hawaiian Flag (mini) TI 228Cordyline fruticosa ‘Miniature Hawaiian Flag’
Most cordyline hybrids prefer a well-lit situation which offers them protection from the hot sun.
Good drainage is essential. They may have difficulty competing with the root systems of trees and large palms. Feed twice a year with a good slow release fertiliser. Applications of liquid fertilisers based on seaweed products (every 2-3 weeks during the warm weather) will help keep your plants growing well.
4 Rooster's Tail (Aust)CC32Cordyline fruticosa ‘Rooster’s Tail (Australian)’
Cordyline fruticosa is native to parts of Southern Asia, and many Pacific Islands (not Hawaii). Other species include
C. cannifolia, C. congesta, C. manners-suttoniae, C. murchisoniae, C. petiolaris, C. rubra, C. stricta (all from Australia), C. australis, C. banksii, C. indivisa, C. kaspar, C. pumilio (from New Zealand) C. dracaenoides (from Brazil),
C. neocaledonica (from New Caledonia) and the epiphytic C. mauritiana from Mauritius and Reunion Island.