Seems to me that it is just the old leaves dieing off. Post Jan 23, 2011 #1 2011-01-23T06:08. To keep the plant looking its best, remove dead or damaged growth throughout the season. Established Tree. 30° to 35° F Red Star requires little maintenance. I have the plant growing in a large pot inside as a houseplant, and ever since January, I've been getting a lot of browning leaves which was mostly at the bottom, then they started dying in the middle, and there were some new leaves emerging from the top of the plant, then all of a sudden, they were dead. Cordyline Australis Red Star Cabbage Palm Cabbage Tree evergreen shrub perennial Cordyline amabilis. It can grow 8 to 10 feet tall and 5 feet wide, and blooms fragrant, white flowers in early summer. Bloom time: White blooms in June. It's beautiful burgundy foliage holds year-round and is perfect for modern landscapes or for containers. I have a variety of Cordyline that called Cordyline Indivisa "Red Star" It seems to be dying. Light: Full Sun-6 of more hours of direct sunlight daily. The proper botanical term for this plant is Cordyline terminalis. Hi, Carlos, I am sorry your Cordyline is unhappy. Hardiness: Zones 7-9. My Cordylines are dying (update with pics) My Cordylines are dying (update with pics) beth1471. The Hawaiian Ti plant--also referred to as the Good Luck plant--is a widely used indoor plant. 4,260. Adding drama year-round with its bold color and tropical look, this beautiful palm introduces substance to the garden. If you live below USDA zone 9, grow the plant in a container and bring it indoors before the first frost in fall. A cordyline Red Star spike is a tropical evergreen plant. This native plant of East Asia can have variations in its leaf colors, ranging from purple-red to green. Reply from Kathy C . But now I notice that the leaves at the bottom are starting to turn yellow. It produces impressive panicles of small, sweetly scented white flowers in late spring to early summer, on mature plants. Showy and vigorous, Cordyline australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage Palm) is a palm-like, sub-tropical tree with arching, sword-like, dark burgundy leaves. 23 Feb, 2011 Joenogardener. beth1471. Anthracnose also causes cankers – sunken areas of diseased plant tissue – on the trunk. Red Star Cordyline is drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. 4,260. We have a ''red star'' cordyline planted into a terracotta pot situated in a border next to a wooden fence. As a general rule, C. australis does not respond well to transplanting. About Us. Native to the Pacific Islands and some parts of Southeast Asia, there are about 15 species of this evergreen perennial. When grown outside, it can not stand direct, foliage will burn when grown in hot afternoon sunlight. 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