cordiline palm

I had a cordiline palm about 10 feet tall. in the winter of 2010 the bad weather stripped it if all its leaves. I left it in, hoping it may come back . Instead 5 new ones grew from the bottom.  Then the high winds we had blew the original down. 

My question is , can I spilt the new ones 


  • Paul NPaul N Posts: 222

    Yes. You will find that when you break the 'babies' off, they will have roots. My neighbour did this with his cordaline a couple of years ago and he have me three of them.

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Gosh I wish mine would do this. It keeps sprouting babies from the trunk but so far not the base. I'd love some more for free.

  • thanks for that .. mine have roots already  I had to remove the original  and discovered it was a dead trunk

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 494

    I have several growing from the base of my one. The trunk looked soggy so I cut it down to half size, then it started shooting these babies. I was terrified of splitting them apart and losing them all, but if it's that easy I'll give it a try.

    P.S. Mine are still in a cold greenhouse and not sure when to bring them outside. Especially don't want to lose the pink stripey one-'electric pink' I think it is. Should I wait till all frost gone?

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 675

    The greeny ones should be OK now (ours has been outside for several weeks) but the pinky ones are less hardy (ours died last year). They needs to be protected from frost and from cold winds, so maybe leave it a bit later, depending on whereabouts you are in the country.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 494

    Thankyou GM for your valuable advice. Will try splitting the green one after this cold spell.

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