Add a touch of the tropics to your garden with this small, evergreen shrub. Grown for its decorative foliage, the Cordyline Rubra produces glossy, broad, dark red leaves that are streaked with rose pink when new. It is the ideal garden shrub in warm climates, and it also makes a great indoor plant in cooler areas. Grow it in your garden, in a container on your verandah or in your favourite pot inside. Choose a warm, sunny to partly shaded position that has well drained, fertile soil.
|Size — 200mm|
|Growth Width — 70cm|
|Growth Height — 2m|
|Light Requirements — Indirect sunlight, Part Shade, Shade|
|Soil Requirements — Sandy soil, Special potting mix, Well drained soil|
Cultivate the soil before planting. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and deep as the container. Remove the plant from the container and place it in the hole, so that the soil level of the plant is the same as the surrounding soil. Fill the hole with soil, tamp down firmly, and water well, even if the soil is moist.
Keep the soil of this plant moist, but not wet.