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botanical name:
Cordyline indivisa
Cordyline indivisa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mountain Cabbage Palm, Blue Dracaena, Toi
synonyms:  Dracaena indivisa
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 8.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -3°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Palm-like tree usually developing a thick single trunk, sometimes with a few top branches when mature, crowned with a tuft of gracefully arching, narrowly lance-shaped leaves up to 200cm long and about 20cm wide. They are mid to blue-green above with reddish veins and blue-white underneath. Large dense panicles of cream flowers in summer, followed by bluish purple berries.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Needs a fairly warm location and is slightly more tender than the better known Cordyline australis.

propagation:
From seed, by stem cutting or removed of rooted suckers, if they are produced.

usage:
Good architectural focal plant for mild areas. Exotic appearance.
Young plants can be successfully grown in containers and are sometimes used as an indoor house plant.

other notes:
From mountain forests of New Zealand.

Plants sold as being Cordyline indivisa are sometimes actually forms of Cordyline australis.

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