Cordyline fruticosa 'Conga'

19cm pot - 60cm tall £34.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Cordyline fruticosa 'Conga' good luck plant: Lustrous green and cream leaves

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 60cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 20cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    This new house plant is valued for its lustrous variegated foliage, which is an irregular mix of cream and green - and unlike many of the other white-variegated cordylines, the leaf margins of this one rarely get scorched. Another bonus is that there are three plants in each pot, so they already look nice and bushy. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Water freely when in growth, but keep dryer in winter. Mist the leaves regularly with water to increase humidity and every so often put it under a cold shower to wash off the leaves. Make sure the winter temperatures stay above 15°C, and repot every couple of years.

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I bought a 'Cordyline fruticosa Conga' from your company, it seems to be dying slowly, the tips of the leaves are brown and the undergrow is dying off. Temps at night at 18-19c, during the day 21-22c. Watering once soil is dry at the top two inches. Not sure what it could be, they are in a basement flat but at the front room window whereby light can come in, they are never in direct sun. I've been growing for over 10 years, got any advice for me? 'Cordyline fruticosa Conga'

AJ91

Brown leaf tips can be caused by a wide range of things, so you will usually need to do a bit of detective work to try to determine exactly why it's happening. Some of the many causes could be either not enough or too much water or dry air (particularly in winter when the central heating is cranked up). It is also worth checking to see if the plant needs re-potting, or is getting the right amount of light. Finally brown leaf tips can also be caused by applying too fertiliser, watering with hard or salty water, touching a wall or window, or simply being damaged by being brushed past. I'm sorry I am not able to pinpoint the exact cause, but hopefully this will help you to determine what could be causing yours and help stop them getting worse.

Helen

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