BOTANICAL NAME: Cordyline Rubra
COMMON NAME: Red Leaf Cordyline
DESCRIPTION: Dracaena-like and multi-caned to 2m indoors. Leaves range in colour from burgundy red to green on older leaves.
LIGHT/POSITION: Medium to high light in a warm position will maintain good colour leaf variegation.
WATERING: Evenly moist to dry. Never allow to sit in water. Will tolerate moisture if growing actively.
CLEANING: Spray and wipe excess from leaves to keep free of dust. Light oil older leaves to gloss if required.
PESTS: Mealybug and mites in hot dry conditions, but general cleaning techniques will keep these plants pest free.
DISEASES: Sensitive to fluoride content in water which can build up over time.
FERTILISING: Not usually recommended with interiorscapes. Weak liquid fertiliser in growth periods if necessary.
PRUNING: Remove entire ‘cane’ or trunk if one is damaged or dying.
PRESENTATION: Excellent focal plant. Turn regularly for even leaf growth. Keep in high light to maintain colour.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Good plant for colour contrast.