Cordyline indivisa

I was in my local Range shop looking around the gardening department when I found a stand marked Sale so I thought why not they had normal array of half dying plant's but on the end they had 4 Cordyline indivisa plants in very good healthy condition reduced from ??30 to ??9 but didn't have any information lable can anyone help? Any information will be great

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  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    They like well draining, damp soil and frost free though are hardy. They do well in wet western Scotland and Ireland and progressively worse the further east you go. They were on sale as they are not as hardy as the normal Cordyline austalis.

  • Should I keep it in the pot it came in until spring or would it be better to repot in a bigger pot or plant in the ground?
  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Keep it in the pot until spring, as you want to avoid overpotting with its problems of root rot. It would actually prefer to go in the ground - it should turn into a lovely tree within 5 years.

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    CG I agree with blairs don't re-pot. If you have a greenhouse I'd take it inside. If not I'd try to give it shelter and stand it in a bigger pot, or maybe two more pots and cover it with fleece when the weather is really cold. Keep the pot off the floor so it can drain.

  • I have one of those plastic cheap greenhouse which ive put it in
  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    CG it should be frost free in there, but fleece it if really cold. Not wanting to teach you to "suck eggs" but in winter if it's sunny your GH will get very warm & moist so you'll need to open the door...be careful I did that & forgot to close it and it blew away.image

    Keep in touch and tell us what else you grow. image

  • Will do, I have 2 fushia plants from my wifes late nan they are about 40/50 years old they are currently in pots which I plan to plant out in spring, planted some lilly bulbs today and also planted some hesperantha coccinea seeds today
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