Cordyline fruticosa 'Rumba'

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This palm-like plant features wonderful dark green and maroon foliage with a bright pink rim. This superb foliage plant comes from the same family as Dracaena or snake plant, and has similar care requirements.

Size: 12cm pot x 40cm height

Origin: South East Asia


Light: Indirect light

Humidity: Moderate

Temperature: 16-27ºC

Watering: Allow the top 2-3cm of the compost to dry between waterings when the plant is actively growing, usually from spring through autumn. Reduce watering frequency in winter, if light levels are lower.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a balanced liquid fertilizer every 6-8 from spring through autumn, or whenever you can see active growth.

Soil: Equal parts of soil-based compost, perlite and bark or coco fiber.

Troubleshooting: As a tropical plant, they are susceptible to cold temperatures and overwatering. Yellowing, droopy leaves may be a sign of too much water, while dark patches on the leaves could be chilling injuries. If some leaves die off at the bottom of the plant, do't panic, this is normal. As the plant develops it grows new foliage from the top.

Tip: This plant can be toxic if ingested, so we advise to keep it away from pets and children. Direct sunlight can leave sunburn marks on the leaves, so it is best to keep it away from direct sun.