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Red Leaf Cordyline (Rubra)

$35.00 "inc. GST"

  • not pet friendly 
  • easy care
  • water every 1-2 weeks
  • direct sunlight 


Red Leaf Cordyline

If you are looking to add a splash of colour that’s not green, look no further than the Red leaf Cordyline. With their amazingly colourful and vibrant foliage, Cordyline plants bring in a feel of tropics to any home. Red leaf Cordyline has broad strappy leaves which are deep red with bright pink border. The leaves are arranged in a spiral with the bright pink leaves on top. As the leaves age they sometime turns green in colour. While the origin of Cordyline believed to be New Guinea and Southeast Asia, now can be found in many parts of Western Pacific Ocean region.
A native of South America, Cordyline plants resemble large, solid green leaves. They have a single thick stem, which is covered in small, bright red flowers that appear in the summer. Cordyline plants are native to Chile and Argentina but are now widely grown in the tropics of the world; they have become popular houseplants due to their striking colour.They grow best in sun or light shade and can be grown indoors or out. They require a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight per day and prefer a neutral pH. In addition to being attractive, cordylines are drought tolerant and produce flowers for up to two years before dying back – ideal for people who live with other pets or children!
Cordyline Rubra plant likes a sunny or bright spot with some shelter from the wind if placed in a balcony. Therefore selecting the right spot to place the plant is paramount to the plant’s health. Once that’s sorted, Cordyline Rubra is an easy care plant that can tolerate low level of water and even mild frost. With a bit of care, it will brighten up your home with its brilliant colour.
A quick way to get great looking Red Leaf Cordyline plants is to grow them indoors.
If you want to grow your own Red Leaf Cordyline plants then there are a couple of tips that will help to make sure they are growing well in your home and garden:

• Get them started as soon as possible and feed once a week if possible

• Start with low light conditions, as bright light will stress the plant out

• Water regularly during dry spells, but make sure that’s not the only time you water

• Feed them with organic fertilizer when they’re small (putting organic fertilizer directly into their soil is not recommended).

• Keep an eye on their health; plant treated trees can become infected with fungal diseases if left untreated for long enough.

Once you have a few, plant them in bright locations and you’ll be amazed at the results.

image of red leaf cordyline plant in black pot.

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Caring for Your Plant

Sun: Thrive in full direct sunlight
Water: Water whenever the top inch of soil feels dry
Difficulty: Easy Care
Pet Friendly: No