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Flowering Cordyline

I have a purple cordyline its approximately 8 years old and is in a large has flowered for the 1st time ever, but now the white flowers have died off leaving a long heavy stem...what do I do with it....
Thank you  I'm a novice gardener


  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376
    Wait for seeds to ripen..?
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568
    First: congratulations on getting this to flower. It is a subtropical plant and rarely does in UK, but it is a mixed blessing.  It is not worth saving the seeds . It will take many years before you get a decent sized plant and if you want to to propagate it, it is better to take cuttings next spring, best in a greenhouse. 
    I would just wait and see what this does. The problem if you cut off the main growth, is that it will turn bushy and occupy a lot of space. Ideally you want this plant to grow tall. Just remove the flowers after they wither then see if you get a side shoot which you can train as a main growth next year. 
    Good luck. 
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081
    How do you deal with it in winter?Plants hates winter
     They're fine in winter

    Got an advert by any chance?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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