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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.
Flower colour: cream
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Fungal leaf spot, root rot in very wet conditions
Scale, mealy bugs, mites
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser, applied in spring.