Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’

Cabbage palm

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  • Botanical name: Cordyline australis 'Red Star'
  • Common name: Cabbage palm
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Cabbage palm, Cordyline australis is a stunning foliage plant, bearing spiky, variegated leaves with bold cream stripes and margins. A native of New Zealand, it makes an excellent container plant for patios and elsewhere.

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Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’ is a compact plant, with evergreen long, thin, arching, bronze-red leaves. It’s ideal for growing in pots and is well suited to growing in sunny border alongside aother tropical plants such as cannas, or on the patio. Mature plants produce branches of sweet-smelling, ivory-white flowers in summer, which are extremely attractive to bees. Its autumn berries are loved by starlings.

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For best results grow Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’ in a sunny, well-drained spot away from cold winter winds. Alternatively grow in a large container which you can move indoors in autumn.

How to grow Cordyline 'Red Star'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Cordyline 'Red Star' and wildlife

Cordyline 'Red Star' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cordyline 'Red Star' poisonous?

Cordyline 'Red Star' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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