Cordyline frut tango
Light: Best in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight should be limited to a few hours a day at most as it may scorch the leaves. Can tolerate some degree of shade for part of the day.
Water: Keep the soil moist at all times. Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before re-watering. Reduce watering in winter. Will tolerate some degree of drought. Don't allow the bottom of the plant to stand in water. If possible use rain or filtered water to avoid the tips of the leaves turning brown.
Temperature: Average to warm household temperatures from 18-27°C and always above 13°C. Avoid cold draughts.
Humidity: Additional humidity is preferable. Increase humidity levels by standing on a wet pebble tray and mist regularly.
Feed: Apply a weak solution of liquid fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season. Do not use fertilisers containing fluoride.
Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Remove any dead leaves.
Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins such as such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere and is part of our clean air plant collection.
Height and growth Rate: Ultimate height 100-150cm indoors. Moderate growth rate.
Toxicity: The sap is considered poisonous. Keep plants away from children and pets and take care when handling.
Origin: Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific Ocean region.