Cordyline Plants

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  1. Red Star Cordyline
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  3. Brown edges on leaves
  4. Help!
  5. Name my plant
  6. Spots on leaves
Asked by Anonymous on June 6, 2011
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.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Asked by Jimandjillhuston on April 12, 2016
Brown Edges on Leaves

What is causing brown edges on my Cordyline?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Spots on Leaves

Why might my cordyline have these yellow and brown spots?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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