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could anyone help shed any light why this cordyline has suddenly started to droop? Attached before and after pics. The plant has been in the bed for about a couple of weeks now. 2nd pic is what it was like when first planted 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,454
    Bumping up in the hope that someone can advise  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,266
    I think it's planted too deep -especially with the addition of that gravel.
    They have an obvious 'trunk' and it's completely hidden, even in the original pic. If you add a mulch, it's even deeper, and the gravel is also right up against it which won't help.

    Can you lift it and replant, so that the finished level the plant is at will be the same as it was in it's original pot? Keep th egravel away from the base by a few incehs too.
    Also, despite them liking drier, well drained  conditions, it will need well watered until it's established  :)
    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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