Grown for the bold foliage Cordyline Red Fountain is popular amongst landscapers and home gardeners alike.
Excellent as a container plant, and grown for the lovely red foliage Cordyline ‘Red Fountain’ also makes a good low maintenance ground cover. A single plant in a container makes a strong architectural statement.
This is a form with typical strap like foliage however it does have a ‘weeping’ habit which makes it well suited to be left to cascade over the lip of a stylish container. Consider the height of the pot in proportion to the plant and maybe consider contesting color for the pot to enhance the red colour.
Cordyline Red Fountain Care and growing conditions
Full sun to part shade is suitable, but keep watered over summer. A liquid seaweed fertiliser works well.
Any old or damaged foliage can be removed to tidy up the plant if required, but otherwise little maintenance is required. Protection from heavy frost is required.
Repot every 3-4 years as it forms a clump. Most plants require repotting as the humus in the potting mix breaks down and the mix becomes exhausted.
Red fountain is a Cordyline banksii x pumillo hybrid
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