How to care for: Cordyline

The Cordyline looks very similar to the Dracaena. This is understandable, because the Cordyline is a member of the Asparagaceae to which the Dracaena and Yucca also belong.

Besides being an indoor plant, the Cordyline can also be used as a container plant outdoors. From March to November the plant can be kept outside on your terrace or balcony.

Indirect sunlight

Water once a week

Air-purifying

Extra nutrition once a month

Toxic to pets

Repot every 2 years

How do you take care of a Cordyline?

The best location for the Cordyline

The most suitable location for a Cordyline is somewhere half-shadowed or facing indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn the leaves, so avoid giving the plant too much light.

Watering the Cordyline

The Cordyline prefers slightly moist soil at all times. Once a week watering is generally sufficient. Brown leaf tips and yellow leaves are a sign of too much water.

If you ignore these signs of too much water the Cordyline can develop root rot. This is not something you and your plant will be happy about.

Repotting

Repotting the Cordyline is not necessary every year. However, we do recommend that you buy a larger flowerpot for the plant every two years. It is best to choose a pot that is at least 20% larger than its previous one. This will give your Cordyline more room to grow and the plant will get new nutrients. It is always best to repot a plant in the spring. When repotting, roots can be damaged and in spring a plant has the most energy to repair the damage.

Plant nutrition

It may be beneficial to the Cordyline to give plant nutrition once a month during the growing period. The best way to do this is by using Pokon indoor plant nutrition. We recommend only giving plant nutrition from spring to the end of the summer. For the correct quantities, it is best to check the back of the packaging. In any case, it is wise never to give too much plant food. This can be harmful for the Cordyline.

Air-purifying function

The Cordyline is an air-purifying plant. Although the indoor plant is not very large, it is certainly doing a good job of purifying the air.

Is the Cordyline toxic?

Be careful with children and pets! The leaves of the Cordyline are slightly poisonous. If you notice that the Cordyline has been consumed, it is a good idea to keep an eye on children or pets.

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