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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 an important wildlife plant supporting insects and birds in good berrying years.
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.
Additional FeaturesPlace of originSoutheastern Asia and the Pacific, including Australasia.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Buy Varieties of CORDYLINE
striking bronzy red
maroon and pink striped leaves
dark grey-green leaves with bright pink margins. A striking contrast
cream striped sword-like leaves. Needs a well drained soil in full sun with shelter
dark reddish-maroon leaves with creamy yellow edges
green-edged chocolate-brown leaves