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Will Red Star Dracaena Palm, Cordyline 'Red Star' come back this

Posted by shen4298 NC 7a (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 4:56

Last year I bought Red Star Dracaena Palm Cordyline 'Red Star' from Lowe's to add some height/interest to my some of my potted plants. I assumed that it died in the winter when it lost all it's leaves but when I went to remove it from the pot this spring I noticed that it seemed to have a healthy root system.

I checked the internet and it said that it is a perennial in 9-11 zones and can get quite big. Do you think it will come back and if so when. I did not cut it back, should I have? I just left it alone after all the leaves fell off with the colder weather.


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RE: Will Red Star Dracaena Palm, Cordyline 'Red Star' come back t

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 24, 11 at 11:01

Probably, if the tissue at the base of the stem is sound. If it does return, it will prolly try to come back as a multi-stemmed plant, so if you want a standard, you'll need to prune back all but a single stem.

Al


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