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Cordyline australis 'Sunrise' (Cordyline)

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Australian Native Orchids. Native orchids range from the spectacular epiphytic (growing on trees) and lithophytic (growing on rocks) species of the tropical jungles and warmer areas of Australia, to the intricately subtle terrestrial (growing in the ground) species found throughout the dry eucalypts forests throughout the continent.

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Plant description

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cordyline australis sunrise

Cordyline australis 'Sunrise' is an evergreen perennial plant with colourful pink and burgundy striped leaves. It is a tough plant for sun to shade, and does well on sandy to moderately heavy soils. It tolerates heat well for a pink foliaged cordyline, and takes some frost and drought as well. Remove any damaged leaves to keep tidy, and fertilise in spring with a good slow release fertiliser. If a plant without a trunk is required, cut the plant down to within 15cms of the ground and it will reshoot. The cut top can be planted into a loose soil, and may form roots and grow into a new plant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

Scale, mealy bugs

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good slow release fertiliser.

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