Cordylines in our garden

Cordyline Fruticosa close up

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.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.

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