Cordyline fruticosa ‘kiwi’ or cabbage palm ‘kiwi’ is a tropical-looking cultivar of cordyline with an upright cluster of stems that form a bushy. It is commonly grown as a houseplant and is popular for its beautiful variegated foliage of green, creamy-yellow, and pink.

Cordyline fruticosa Kiwi

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In warmer months towards the end of spring and summer, it produces clusters of pink-flushed flowers which are followed by purple berries. 

How to grow cordyline fruticosa kiwi
Cordyline fruticosa ‘Kiwi’ is often propagated from root cuttings in early spring. They are best planted in organic soil with good drainage properties and positioned in full-part shade. After planting, mulch the base of the new plant and water regularly until it is well established. Though it is slightly drought-tolerant, water regularly in drier seasons. 

To care for the cabbage palm ‘Kiwi’, use fertilizer during its growing season and protect it from winter and frost by moving it indoors or wrapping your plant. You can prune back dead and damaged leaves to keep your plant looking healthy.

Where should I position cordyline fruticosa kiwi in my garden?
Cabbage palm ‘Kiwi’ will thrive in full sun to partial shade but should be protected from full sun in its first few weeks of planting younger years before it is well established. It is best positioned in a south, east, or west-facing position.

How tall does cordyline fruticosa kiwi grow and spread?
Cabbage palm ‘kiwi’ has upright stems that grow to reach 1.5 metres in height and can spread to about 1 metre.

What kind of soil does cordyline fruticosa kiwi need?
Cordyline fruticosa ’Kiwi’ is not picky with soil types. Often it can be seen growing in any soil type, ranging from chalk to sand, clay or loamy. The most important thing to look out for is to ensure that the soil is well-draining.

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