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Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage palm 'Red Star')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Other names

Cabbage palm 'Red Star'

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Star' _ 'Red Star' has an exotic red coloured leaf which looks excellent in a pot.


Cordyline australis 'Red Star' is: Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Red in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage palm 'Red Star') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Other names

Cabbage palm 'Red Star'

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Star' _ 'Red Star' has an exotic red coloured leaf which looks excellent in a pot.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

Foliage

Red in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage palm 'Red Star') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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New leaves are split and brown

I thought I had lost my cordyline in the frost last winter so was pleased to see new shoots this spring. The new plants are still putting out leaves, albeit slowly, however the new growth is not… read more

Replanted 'Red Star' is dying

Hi some friend of mine changed home and gave me a 1.5 meter tall Cordyline australis 'Red Star' it was healthy but now it's drying out, the leaves are curling and brown, is there anyway to save it?… read more

Cordyline Red Star

I managed to kill this plant last winter but just about to dig up & replace & I have noticed some shoots at the bottom of the plant. Can I retrive these at all and if so, how? read more

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