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Commonly known as Cabbage palm, Dracaena palm
Australis, the fast-growing New Zealand cabbage palm was indispensable to the Maoris to whom it was a source of food, textiles, anchor ropes, fishing lines, waterproof clothing and sandals.
It is a very important wildlife plant supporting insects and birds and mammals such as bats use it for shelter.
Genus of about 20 species of evergreen shrubs or tree-like, woody-stemmed perennials, the larger ones resembling palms. They are found on open hillsides and in scrub and open forest in southeastern Asia and the Pacific, including Australasia.
Many of the plants grown as C. australis are probably hybrids with C. indivisa, the Mountain cabbage tree.
Evergreen - shrubs or tree-like, woody-stemmed perennials, large ones resembling palms.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loamless or loambased potting full light for green species - bright filtered light for coloured foliage
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - under glass - scale insects, red spider mite.
Place of origin - southeastern Asia and the Pacific, including Australasia.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -