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Questions About Cordyline Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 6, 2011

Q. Red Star Cordyline

I planted my red stars about a month ago. The leaves started turning green earlier this week. Now the tips are turning brown. What is wrong? It has been dry, but I have been watering them. It has rained a lot in the past two days.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Is it container grown or in the ground? This will make a difference to the answer, as container grown plants need more water, especially during drier conditions. In the meantime, this article will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 27, 2014

Q. Cordyline

All the leaves have fallen off my six foot cordylines this year due to the cold winter. Will they grow back or are they dead? Thanks.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 27, 2014
Certified Expert
Asked by
Jimandjillhuston on
April 12, 2016
Stuart, FL

Q. Brown edges on leaves

What is causing brown edges on my Cordyline?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 13, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Browning tips on plant leaves is quite common and can be caused by a few issues.
Most are easily remedied.

Here are some articles for you.

http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/foliage/folnotes/cordylin.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/what-causes-brown-edges-on-leaves-of-plant.htm

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Asked by
Wildflower on
April 24, 2016
78664

Q. Help!

I ran across this plant at a friend’s house, but he doesn’t know the name of it. Can anyone tell me what it is? Would love to have one for my front porch.

Thanks!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 24, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This is a cultivator of the Ti plants or Cordylines.
The exact variety is unknown. They come in beautiful shades and colorings.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 22, 2017

Q. Name my plant

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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 22, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

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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Asked by
Leeyah25 on
November 16, 2017
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Q. Spots on leaves

Why might my cordyline have these yellow and brown spots?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 16, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

That appears to be the start of a fungal infection. Wettable sulfur will kill of anything in the soil, and dolomitic lime will help to keep the pH stable while this is taking place.

Here is an article that will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Jackie Webb on
May 29, 2018
S70 5RU

Q. A red cordyline

Why is it wilting and going soft in the stem and will it recover after cutting it right back ?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 29, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is usually a sign of infection in the soil. This is typically caused by overwatering, inadequate drainage in container, or poorly aerated soil. Can you include a photo? If it is wilting at the main stem, then it is likely too far gone. If there seems to be some rigidity to it still, then you can try wettable sulfur. This will kill off anything that is able to be killed.

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