Growing guide

How to grow cordyline

Forming a dramatic fountain of sword-like leaves when young, and growing into a tall exotic-looking palm, this is a versatile and striking plant. Use tender forms as houseplants or focal points in summer bedding, and give hardier cordylines pride of place in a warm sheltered spot.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow and drought tolerant
  • Attractive evergreen foliage
  • Creates a bold, tropical look
  • Best planted in spring
  • Grow outdoors in sun or light shade
  • Grow indoors in bright light
  • Usually need protection from frost

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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