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Cordyline problem

Hi - I have a Cordyline Australis Pink Passion which has been doing fine in the ground up to now (well drained soil, sheltered south and west facing position) but the leaves are yellow/brown at the tips (still pink where they come out the ground).  I realise it's probably been horribly under-watered and am rectifying that, but I wondered if anyone has any other advice for how to make the plant happy again, please!  I gently tugged at the leaves and they won't budge which is a good sign, and there are no other signs of infestation or damage.  Does it need fed as well as watered?  It's only just over a foot high (it only went in the ground last year).  Thanks!

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  • Tanty2Tanty2 Posts: 211
    Thanks :)  The central leaves are pink all the way to the tips, but the outer ones are only pink for an inch or so, then brown to the tips.  Hopefully some regular watering and some seaweed feed occasionally will help!
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,101
    Even in pics on the websites of people selling them, the outer leaves are quite dull and brown-ish (here's a example https://www.thepalmtreecompany.com/product-page/cordyline-pink-passion ) , so it could just be how the leaves age if they're just brown, not dry and crispy.
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