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Q.Help! Cordyline Australis Seems To Be Dying

Zone Br88ay | Moataz added on June 22, 2020 | Answered

Hi there, I had two beautiful spiky Cordyline Australis trees that I recently moved from one place to another in our garden due to renovating and it seems like the trees are dying. I did that about three weeks ago. I searched how to move it and peoples advice was to soak it in water and try to get as much of the root ball out as possible. For me, the root tree was about 30-40 cm long at the bottom of the tree and I re-planted it at the same depth it had. Now the tree leaves haven’t been as spiky and the ends seem to be getting darker. I’m wondering what I have done wrong. Is it dying and is there anything I can do to save it? Many thanks for your help in advance.

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Answered on June 23, 2020

It seems that the roots were disturbed and broken, which will often lead to infection. Moving should only be done if the plant is at risk, otherwise the move is more of a risk than a benefit.

There isn't much that you can do for transplant shock. There are a few things that you can try, but this will not guarantee survival.

Here is an article that will help:


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