Red Cordyline or Palm Lily
(This plant is NOT on the Australian Noxious Weed List)
Cordylines are very elegant and versatile plants while also being very forgiving. Cordyline rubra from the rainforests and wet Eucalyptus forests from the Lismore area, New South Wales to Bundaberg in Queensland.
Growing to a height of 4 metres and sometimes branched, the leaves are 15-50cm long, narrow-elliptic narrowing to a flat or slightly incurved petiole (leaf stem) 5 – 20cm long. The flowers are held in panicles and are short-lived and of not much interest. The fruits, however, turn bright red and are persistent on the plant.
Cordylines are at home in a part shaded part of the garden and can be used as indoor plants, mixed in exotic gardens and will add interest to a native garden.
Offered is a packet of 20 seeds and Grownotes to assist you in propagation.