Lancashire, United Kingdom
'My Cordyline looks very sad after flowing last year'
This cordyline produced 3 very big flowers last year. As the flowers got bigger and bigger on each branch the surrounding leaves fell off, eventually just leaving a flower stem on each branch. See the photo below with 3 bare branches. Why does this happen? Is it caused by drought? This year the same same 3 branches did not produce any leaves. These branches are very long; What should I do with them? Should I just leave them? The 2 existing branches with leaves are now producing flowers. Should I cut these out now or just leave them? I'm afraid that if I leave them the whole cordyline may die. I would be very grateful for any useful advice.
Many thanks !!!
On plant Cordyline australis
- 23 May, 2010