The Cordyline plant is a genus of 15 species of woody flowering plants from the Aspargaceae family and the subfamily Lomandroideae. Cordylines are tufted evergreen shrubs that originate from Southeast Asia and the Pacific rim, where they mature to form awkwardly shaped stubby trees with tufts of spiky leaves that resemble huge pineapple tops at the end of each branch. Everything you need to know about choosing the right cordyline for you. The most popular variety of Ti plant used as a houseplant is the Cordyline terminalis, though this is frequently mislabeled and sold as Cordyline fruticosa, or Dracaena terminalis. Cordyline plants are woody-stemmed shrubs that are grown for their attractive evergreen foliage. In frost-prone areas tender yucca species can be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Planting Advice for your Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler': ... prevented by tying up the foliage to reduce wind damage and prevent water collecting around growing points and causing rotting. There are no chemical controls, and it's best to destroy diseased cuttings. Dracaena trunk rot... help! Get involved. It is a warm-season plant that can be grown indoors but, because it eventually reaches 15 feet tall, it is also an outdoor plant. I have lost ALL of my thyme this year, though it is very hardy against frost as such. Conifers Posts: 13147 Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 pm Location: Northumbs. but what often sees such plants off in the UK is the rot that so often follows frost damage. The plant is allowing the leaves between the stems to die as they interfere with one another (or so I was told). Outdoor Cordylines are generally hardy and can usually survive harsh frosts and snow, although younger plants and coloured foliage may be at more risk of damage. I am inclined to leave well alone any advice appreciated :-) All varieties of cordyline can suffer from root rot if they remain too wet for too long. Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0 Location: Eugene. 80-90cm tall (inc pot), ready to plant out now. For winter, outdoor Cordylines need tying up to prevent wind damage and stop the roots from rotting. By mid summer I had a new one sprouting and it's still going strong now, so there is hope Beth. Tender species make good house or conservatory plants. Discover cordyline. And then, wait. Lovely swirls of leaves fan out from the trunk, adding a beautiful symmetrical and architectural look. Cordyline. a Large aerial roots growing above the trunk’s base from the side close to a concrete slab (an arrow). Larger forms gradually loose the lower leaves to expose a trunk. kitty58. In areas prone to severe winters, wrap the trunk with layers of fleece and place a 15cm (6in) layer of mulch, such as bark, over the root area. Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. Cordyline australis, although widely grown outdoors, is not fully hardy, however more mature specimens have survived winters outdoors in milder regions or urban areas. This cordyline will be cut back in a few months because it has grown too tall for its position. Re: Is my cordyline tree dead ? Cordyline australis has become a choice and popular plant for coastal and city planting, thanks to its exotic, palm-like appearance and attractive foliage in shades of green, bronze and purple. Don't allow the leaves to touch the soil, as doing so may cause the stem to rot. Cut off any dead leaves at the bottom, and that is what forms the trunk. McKenzie et al—Fungi on Cordyline and Phormium 121 was exported or used locally to produce ropes and twines. The thin, sharp leaves are often coloured green, bronze, red-orange and purple. Dates when the photos were taken are also shown. All varieties of cordyline can suffer from root rot if they remain too wet for too long. Cordyline cuttings are susceptible to two types of blight that result in stem rot, and mushy and slimy leaf spots. Join now. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. 21K 291. Young plants are often used in bedding and container displays. Cordyline plants, commonly known as Ti plants, are often confused with Dracaena plants, as both types of plant are sometimes labeled and sold as Ti plants. The one in the picture is nice. Cover the pot loosely with a clear plastic bag to maintain a moist atmosphere for the cutting. Follow us. Warm-climate varieties of cordyline may be attacked by grasshoppers, and cooler-climate varieties can be troubled by snails or slugs. Item: 200565. In time, you may get new shoots. 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