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The Cordyline australis 'Red Star' - Red Cabbage Palm

The Cordyline Australian Red Star is a beautiful graceful palm that we also call cabbage palm, because all the leaves come from one central point, and hang out like a cabbage.

Frequently asked questions, FAQ

Is the Cordyline hardy?

The cordyline can withstand cold up to a wind chill (i.e. depending on how much wind there is) of 15 degrees below zero. Below that it needs to be protected.

How to protect a Cordyline against frost / Winter

When the cold gets below -15 degrees, protection is necessary for the survival of a Cordyline. This is done by wrapping fleece (a well breathing thin cloth) around the canopy, so that the wind is blocked. If the Cordyline is standing in the ground, then no protection for the root ball is needed. But if it is standing in an uninsulated pot, then the root ball must also be protected. This is done by wrapping bubble wrap plastic (or other insulating material) around the pot, so that the wind no longer has any influence through the edge of the pot.

When watering the Cordyline?

When the Cordyline is outside it needs little water during the winters, almost none. But during the hot days of summer it needs water every day, sometimes twice on the hottest days. In between, it can be once every 2-4 days, depending on the temperature. You can feel this from the soil. If the soil is fairly moist, the Cordyline still has enough water.

What kind of soil does the Cordyline want?

A Cordyline loves good nutrient soil. For example, you can spoil the root ball with a bag of Florentus Mediterranean nutrient soil, specially developed for Mediterranean plants such as the Cordyline.

How to prune / cut a Cordyline?

For a Cordyline, it is possible for leaves to become dry and die off. You can simply cut them close to the core, or cut them off from the point where the leaves become dry. The Cordyline does not suffer from this.

When putting the Cordyline in?

The Cordyline can withstand the hot sun well, so in the summer it doesn't have to go inside. It also can withstand rain, so in autumn and spring and rainy days of summer it doesn't have to go inside either. But, when it's -15 freezing cold (so really exceptional in the Netherlands) it gets heavy, so it needs to be protected, or taken to a warmer place.

Are Cordylines poisonous to cats / dogs?

The Cordyline contains toxins that cannot be ingested by dogs or cats.

Where to buy a Cordyline?

We have a very simple answer to this question. Teeninga Palmen is a specialist in hardy Mediterranean plants and trees, and offers them for the lowest price and the highest quality, so the choice is easy!

The Cabbage Palmetto is a great tropical plant that can stand in the garden as well as in the house. With its beautiful deep brown-red leaves it gives an extra exotic touch to the place where it is placed.

He also gets beautiful white flowers in the summer months.

This palm is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius and can therefore be kept outside, but also very well indoors, as a houseplant.

It does need to be protected in winter during longer periods of frost, and with extreme frost peaks, because it is a real sentient plant.

This palm should not be too wet, and in a pot where excess water can drain away.

He likes a sunny spot.
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