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Flowering Cordyline

I have a purple cordyline its approximately 8 years old and is in a large pot....it 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

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  • UpNorthUpNorth South Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK Posts: 376
    Wait for seeds to ripen..?
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 560
    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 west central ScotlandPosts: 46,952
    How do you deal with it in winter?Plants hates winter
     They're fine in winter

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