Anything I can do to stop my 13ft Cordyline from dying? Please help?
you guys seem to know almost everything about these trees; I absolutely love them, didn't want to wait until it grows as our garden was rather a blank slate when we bought this house and we got one on eBay. We had asked the seller whether the root has been damaged when she took it out into a pot and she said no, the rootball is wrapped in cloth and plastic.
Based on her eBay feedback we trusted the response, went to buy it, and drove quite a long distance to pick it up, put it in our garden straight away. (now 10 wks ago) It looked OK at first but now it really is apparent that the leaves are dying out, even the central bits, and it seems as though she is dying. It's a green with relatively short leaves so from what I've read it should be quite a resilient plant. We've done the lot, fish blood and bone to feed, fresh compost in the hole where we put her, now secured (as the strong wind was causing quite a lot of movement lately).
Perhaps the tree really was damaged in the first place? Or is there anything we can do to rescue her (e.g. put in a pot?) It's about 13ft high and really pretty; the soil around the hole where she is is rather solid but neighbours have those trees too so the soil shouldn't be too much of a problem. Any advice would be very much appreciated. Many thanks
On plant Cordylis Australis
- 22 May, 2009