Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &
Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis &

Looking to add a splash of excitement and flair to your garden? Look no further than the magnificent Cabbage Tree - also known as Cordyline australis 'red sensation'! With its wider, spikier burgundy foliage that is distinct from the cordyline red star and remains vibrant and lush all year round. This evergreen perennial palm-like tree, also known as the cabbage tree or sometimes also referred to as the cabbage palm, is like the rockstar of the cordyline genus. 

This cordyline plant is so versatile that you can grow it in containers on your patio or even bring it indoors for some serious potted plant glamour. It unleashes stunning white flowers with an enchanting fragrance during the late spring to summer that will have both you and the buzzing bees weak at the knees. But wait, there's more!  

Hailing from New Zealand, this Cordyline's narrow sword-like leaves bring an unmatched style and structure to any landscape, serving as nature's very own fashion statement. With its deep burgundy-red color, this plant oozes richness without any fuss or hassle of dealing with delicate flowers.  

Just sit back and let its intense hues with more purple coloration that captivate your senses throughout every season. Traditional medicine uses red cordyline plant leaves for wounds, headaches, and respiratory infections, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; consult a healthcare expert for proper dosage. It is a friendly succulent for both humans and pets. 

Standing tall at 20 feet high and spreading outwards from 10 feet wide, this slow-growing evergreen tree knows how to make an entrance! 

Watering Needs 

Watering your Cordyline Australis can be a bit of a tricky task. But fear not! With just the right amount of patience and care, you'll have this beauty thriving in no time. As with all succulents, resist the urge to constantly douse it with water like it's a thirsty marathon runner. Instead, give it some slow and deep hydration only after the soil has completely dried out - think desert rainfall rather than monsoon season.  

And don't even think about watering from overhead unless you want your cordyline plant to feel like it's caught in an unexpected rainstorm (spoiler alert: that's not good). When winter rolls around and your plant begins to go semi-dormant (hey, we've all been there), hold off on watering altogether unless those leaves start rolling up like they're trying to do some yoga poses.

Then give them only a little sip of water so they can stay hydrated without getting too bloated and uncomfortable. You got this! 

Light Requirements 

This vibrant cabbage tree palm beauty prefers to bask in at least six hours of bright, indirect light but isn't afraid to soak up some rays in sunny areas. The key is to keep it compact and maintain those gorgeous burgundy leaves. But beware, too much sun can lead to burns, so make sure you gradually increase exposure or bring it indoors, near a window that receives bright, indirect light during a heatwave.  

If the cordyline plant is exposed to full sun for long periods of time, the leaves may become scorched and develop brown spots or patches. This can happen because the plant is not able to handle the intense heat and light of the full sun, and the leaves may dry out or become damaged. It is best to provide the plant with some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in warmer climates, to prevent this from happening.  

And if your cordyline red isn't getting enough light, it'll start stretching toward its source. So, let's give your red sensation cordyline what it deserves - just the right amount of light to bloom into the ultimate showstopper! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Use well-drained soil that is designed specifically for your succulent. These specialty soil mixes have been precisely developed to imitate well-draining desert soils. Commercial cactus soil is affordable and available online or at Home Depot. We believe the best option is to use our specialty succulent potting mix that contains over 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive.  If you don't mind getting a bit of dirt on your hands and are okay with a basic soil for your red sensation cordyline, then you can save some money and make your own mix by simply combing healthy natural garden soil with equal parts of sand or perlite. 

When it comes to fertilizing red cordyline, remember that less is more. A small amount of natural fertilizer with an NPK equal ratio of 5-10-5 once a year in spring will do wonders for your plant's health and growth. Using a natural fertilizer ensures that other beneficial compounds and microbes are added to the soil, without the use of harsh chemicals. Show your Cordyline australis some love with awesome natural fertilizer and watch it thrive. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

These cordyline varieties thrive in warm and humid conditions - think tropical paradise vibes! Keep them happy with temperatures ranging from 60 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit, but don't let them shiver below 50.  

While household humidity is generally good enough, these adorable Cordyline australis will do even better with some extra moisture in the air. Set up a humidifier nearby or grow them in naturally humid rooms like your bathroom or kitchen.  

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 9-11, lucky you - you can grow these cuties outdoors all year long! 

Give this succulent Cordyline australis, a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Late spring, summer
Botanical Name Cordyline 'Red sensation'
Common Name Cabbage tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Cordyline
Growth Habit Palm-tree
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide
Native Area New Zealand, Argentina
Plant Type Succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, division
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialty succulent potting mix
Special Features Deep bungundy foliage
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Cordyline Australis

Cordyline australis is susceptible to a few common pests, including spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to get rid of these pests.If the soil is poorly drained or the plant is overwatered, root rot may also occur.Make sure the soil has good drainage and let the top inch of soil dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.If the Cordyline plant leaves become pale or yellow, it may be a sign of underwatering or lack of nutrients. Fertilize the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to correct this problem.

FAQs - Cordyline Australis Plant

Do Cordylines like the full sun? 

Cordylines can grow in full sun, but they prefer partial shade. If the cordyline plant is exposed to full sun for long periods of time, the leaves may become scorched and develop brown spots or patches. This can happen because the plant is not able to handle the intense heat and light of the full sun, and the leaves may dry out or become damaged.  

It is best to provide the plant with some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in warmer climates, to prevent this from happening. If the plant is grown indoors, it should be placed near a window that receives bright, indirect light. 

Is Cordyline australis indoor or outdoor? 

Cordyline australis is a plant that is typically grown indoors as an ornamental plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11, which are regions with mild winters and warm summers. The plant can grow up to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide, so it is best suited for large gardens or landscapes. However, cordyline australis can also be grown indoors as a houseplant in bright, indirect light.  

When grown indoors, it can be grown in a container and pruned to maintain a smaller size. The plant prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, but it can tolerate some drought once it is established. 

What are the health benefits of the Cordyline plant? 

Cordyline plants are not typically consumed for their health benefits, but they are believed to have some medicinal properties. The leaves of the plant have been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including wounds, headaches, and respiratory infections.  

The plant is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Please consult with a healthcare expert before consuming this plant as the proper dosage is unknown.  

How fast do Cordyline australis grow? 

Cordyline australis is a slow-growing plant that can take several years to reach its mature size. The growth rate of the plant can vary depending on several factors, including the climate, soil conditions, and the amount of sunlight it receives. In ideal growing conditions, such as rich, well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight, cordyline australis can grow up to 2 feet per year.  

However, the plant typically grows more slowly in less-than-ideal conditions, such as in poor soil or low light. The plant can also be affected by pests and diseases, which can slow its growth and cause damage to the leaves and stem.

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Looking to add a splash of excitement and flair to your garden? Look no further than the magnificent Cabbage Tree - also known as Cordyline australis 'red sensation'! With its wider, spikier burgundy foliage that is distinct from the cordyline red star and remains vibrant and lush all year round. This evergreen perennial palm-like tree, also known as the cabbage tree or sometimes also referred to as the cabbage palm, is like the rockstar of the cordyline genus. 

This cordyline plant is so versatile that you can grow it in containers on your patio or even bring it indoors for some serious potted plant glamour. It unleashes stunning white flowers with an enchanting fragrance during the late spring to summer that will have both you and the buzzing bees weak at the knees. But wait, there's more!  

Hailing from New Zealand, this Cordyline's narrow sword-like leaves bring an unmatched style and structure to any landscape, serving as nature's very own fashion statement. With its deep burgundy-red color, this plant oozes richness without any fuss or hassle of dealing with delicate flowers.  

Just sit back and let its intense hues with more purple coloration that captivate your senses throughout every season. Traditional medicine uses red cordyline plant leaves for wounds, headaches, and respiratory infections, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; consult a healthcare expert for proper dosage. It is a friendly succulent for both humans and pets. 

Standing tall at 20 feet high and spreading outwards from 10 feet wide, this slow-growing evergreen tree knows how to make an entrance! 

Watering Needs 

Watering your Cordyline Australis can be a bit of a tricky task. But fear not! With just the right amount of patience and care, you'll have this beauty thriving in no time. As with all succulents, resist the urge to constantly douse it with water like it's a thirsty marathon runner. Instead, give it some slow and deep hydration only after the soil has completely dried out - think desert rainfall rather than monsoon season.  

And don't even think about watering from overhead unless you want your cordyline plant to feel like it's caught in an unexpected rainstorm (spoiler alert: that's not good). When winter rolls around and your plant begins to go semi-dormant (hey, we've all been there), hold off on watering altogether unless those leaves start rolling up like they're trying to do some yoga poses.

Then give them only a little sip of water so they can stay hydrated without getting too bloated and uncomfortable. You got this! 

Light Requirements 

This vibrant cabbage tree palm beauty prefers to bask in at least six hours of bright, indirect light but isn't afraid to soak up some rays in sunny areas. The key is to keep it compact and maintain those gorgeous burgundy leaves. But beware, too much sun can lead to burns, so make sure you gradually increase exposure or bring it indoors, near a window that receives bright, indirect light during a heatwave.  

If the cordyline plant is exposed to full sun for long periods of time, the leaves may become scorched and develop brown spots or patches. This can happen because the plant is not able to handle the intense heat and light of the full sun, and the leaves may dry out or become damaged. It is best to provide the plant with some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in warmer climates, to prevent this from happening.  

And if your cordyline red isn't getting enough light, it'll start stretching toward its source. So, let's give your red sensation cordyline what it deserves - just the right amount of light to bloom into the ultimate showstopper! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Use well-drained soil that is designed specifically for your succulent. These specialty soil mixes have been precisely developed to imitate well-draining desert soils. Commercial cactus soil is affordable and available online or at Home Depot. We believe the best option is to use our specialty succulent potting mix that contains over 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive.  If you don't mind getting a bit of dirt on your hands and are okay with a basic soil for your red sensation cordyline, then you can save some money and make your own mix by simply combing healthy natural garden soil with equal parts of sand or perlite. 

When it comes to fertilizing red cordyline, remember that less is more. A small amount of natural fertilizer with an NPK equal ratio of 5-10-5 once a year in spring will do wonders for your plant's health and growth. Using a natural fertilizer ensures that other beneficial compounds and microbes are added to the soil, without the use of harsh chemicals. Show your Cordyline australis some love with awesome natural fertilizer and watch it thrive. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

These cordyline varieties thrive in warm and humid conditions - think tropical paradise vibes! Keep them happy with temperatures ranging from 60 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit, but don't let them shiver below 50.  

While household humidity is generally good enough, these adorable Cordyline australis will do even better with some extra moisture in the air. Set up a humidifier nearby or grow them in naturally humid rooms like your bathroom or kitchen.  

If you live in USDA hardiness zone 9-11, lucky you - you can grow these cuties outdoors all year long! 

Give this succulent Cordyline australis, a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Late spring, summer
Botanical Name Cordyline 'Red sensation'
Common Name Cabbage tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Asparagaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Cordyline
Growth Habit Palm-tree
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 20 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide
Native Area New Zealand, Argentina
Plant Type Succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings, division
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialty succulent potting mix
Special Features Deep bungundy foliage
Sun Exposure Partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Cordyline Australis

Cordyline australis is susceptible to a few common pests, including spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil to get rid of these pests.If the soil is poorly drained or the plant is overwatered, root rot may also occur.Make sure the soil has good drainage and let the top inch of soil dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.If the Cordyline plant leaves become pale or yellow, it may be a sign of underwatering or lack of nutrients. Fertilize the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to correct this problem.

FAQs - Cordyline Australis Plant

Do Cordylines like the full sun? 

Cordylines can grow in full sun, but they prefer partial shade. If the cordyline plant is exposed to full sun for long periods of time, the leaves may become scorched and develop brown spots or patches. This can happen because the plant is not able to handle the intense heat and light of the full sun, and the leaves may dry out or become damaged.  

It is best to provide the plant with some shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in warmer climates, to prevent this from happening. If the plant is grown indoors, it should be placed near a window that receives bright, indirect light. 

Is Cordyline australis indoor or outdoor? 

Cordyline australis is a plant that is typically grown indoors as an ornamental plant. It is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11, which are regions with mild winters and warm summers. The plant can grow up to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide, so it is best suited for large gardens or landscapes. However, cordyline australis can also be grown indoors as a houseplant in bright, indirect light.  

When grown indoors, it can be grown in a container and pruned to maintain a smaller size. The plant prefers well-draining soil and regular watering, but it can tolerate some drought once it is established. 

What are the health benefits of the Cordyline plant? 

Cordyline plants are not typically consumed for their health benefits, but they are believed to have some medicinal properties. The leaves of the plant have been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including wounds, headaches, and respiratory infections.  

The plant is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Please consult with a healthcare expert before consuming this plant as the proper dosage is unknown.  

How fast do Cordyline australis grow? 

Cordyline australis is a slow-growing plant that can take several years to reach its mature size. The growth rate of the plant can vary depending on several factors, including the climate, soil conditions, and the amount of sunlight it receives. In ideal growing conditions, such as rich, well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight, cordyline australis can grow up to 2 feet per year.  

However, the plant typically grows more slowly in less-than-ideal conditions, such as in poor soil or low light. The plant can also be affected by pests and diseases, which can slow its growth and cause damage to the leaves and stem.

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