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Cordyline baueri 'Red Sensation' (Cordyline)

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Plant description

cordyline baueri red sensation

cordyline baueri red sensation.

Cordyline baueri 'Red Sensation' is a hardy, clump forming perennial with strikingly variegated dark maroon leaves and an upright growing habit. It brings colour and a tropical feel to gardens, and is an easy care plant. It grows to around 2.5 metres tall, and prefers a partly shaded to sunny position in a well drained soil. It will tolerate some frost and coastal conditions. Fertilise in spring with a good slow release fertiliser, and some extra potassium will enhance the leaf colouring. A good plant for a colourful accent plant, for massed planting, and does well in containers.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 2 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: 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

Diseases

Fungal leaf spot, root rot in very wet conditions

Pests

Scale, mealy bugs, mites

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser, applied in spring.

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