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Im not really a gardening person, but loved this plant I had in my garden when I move into my own place. It was well established and looked healthy until, my dad suggested I cut the dead flowers out with a knife, I'm not sure if i should have done this, but ever since I did its not looked well and the leaves have started to droop.

Attached are photo's of before and after they are about 18 months apart time wise - but as you can proberly see it does not look like the same plant.

To be honest I'm not even sure what it is called, is it a Cordyline Australis? so not sure how to care for it (told you I was not really a gardener!!) Should it be watered regulary or is it best to leave it without?
i really want to get it back to good health , any suggestions on how I can too this, or is it too late? :-(
Please help

Before After



A lot of peoples have looked like this after the harsh winter, if you scroll to the bottom of the page and choose C then cordyline there will be lots of photo's and then lots of questions similar to yours that may help

12 Jun, 2010


Undoubtedly a result of the harsh winter, I'm afraid, nothing you can do other than wait and see if it recovers and keep it watered in the meantime. It may die back and produce new growth at the base - or not.

12 Jun, 2010

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