Cordylines have become a must-have landscape plant in the tropics and
subtropics with their colourful foliage.
They are one of the most versatile of plants with species and cultivars that complement almost every gardens’ growing condition.
Cordyline fruticosa, known as Ti to the Polynesians, was carried by them during their migration throughout the entire Pacific region.
The Ti plant is still important to their everyday life – as a token of good fortune, in religious ceremonies, for medical purposes, food and clothing.
Cultivars of this species, also commonly known as ‘King of Foliage Plants’, have been selected and bred over many decades to produce almost every conceivable combination of colour and leaf size. The range of colours is absolutely stunning with shades of red, green, pink, orange, purple, yellow, black and cream – colour that lasts all year round.
The article also covers:
- Cordyline Diversity
- Three basic sizes
to cordylines – miniatures, standard and tall
- Three leaf types – Juno, Kahili and Intermediate
- Pests & Diseases
- Garden Soil
- General Care
- Native Cordylines
- Cordyline cannifolia
- Cordyline congesta
- Cordyline fruticosa
- Cordyline manners-suttoniae
- Cordyline murchisoniae
- Cordyline petiolaris
- Cordyline rubra
- Cordyline stricta
- Summary Calendar