Cordyline Plants
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Name my plant

Zone South west coast / Canada | Anonymous added on September 22, 2017 | Answered

I have 2 outdoor potted plants that have long spike /sword like leaves with a trunk sort of resembling a small palm tree. They stand about 3' tall out of their pots and one has burgundy leaves while the other has green/yellowish striped leaves. I feel they are not very happy this year but must identify them.v can you help?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 22, 2017

You could have a Cordyline. There are varieties with spiky leaves, including burgundy. Check whether the picture matches:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=543

Or a Dracaena:
http://pss.uvm.edu/pss123/foldfm.html

Also check this site:
http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/fyn-publications/palms-cyadsA-E.shtml

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