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Help! Save my cordyline!

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2008 20:24
by lou2005
I'm a new gardener, and I use the word gardener loosely!

I bought my house last year with my partner and this year our garden is our project. We've got the design made and work is starting on it in May.

However, my problem is one of my cordylines. I bought 2 a year or so ago and both have been fine up until the last couple of months. To avoid the winter and cold weather I put them down the side of our house under the car port. They are both in the same size pot.

One of the cordyline's is fine, but the other one is looking like its on its last legs. There are brown marks on the leaves.

Does anyone know why this is? How can I safe it?

I look forward to hearing from you x

PostPosted: 27 Apr 2008 19:10
by gardening_guru
Hi Lou,

I suspect either:

Lack of light

Any of those ring any bells? It might also be a good opportunity to carefully repot and look for any signs of root damage. Once repotted in compost that has added grit for good drainage, move to a warm, sunny position and water when the top surface compost begins to dry out. Feed once a fortnight with a balanced feed.

Let me know if your Cordyline shows signs of getting better.