Cordylines are pretty popular in Australia, and while they tend to be the workhorse of most tropical gardens, they’re often overlooked and blend in to the landscape – unless you’ve got a camera with a large aperture lens. Then it’s a completely different view altogether.
This particular plant is the Cordyline Fruticosa (Kiwi). It’s a bright green cordyline with a reddish pink stripe down the edge of the leaves – striking when planted in bunches.
Plant it in part shade for vibrant colours but, as we’ve discovered, it does just fine in full sun as well. Like most tropical plants, it’s roots aren’t deep, but make sure the top 10-20cm of soil is rich and well draining.