Bauer's Dracaena Palm

Cordyline 'Baueri'

A slender trunk topped by a striking, five-foot-wide crown holding clusters of rich, burgundy-red, sword-like leaves. Heat and drought tolerant when established in the landscape. A superb specimen plant for the landscape or patio containers. Evergreen in frost-free climates; treat as a summer annual or houseplant in cold winter regions.
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9-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkor-di-LI-ne
Average Size at MaturityForms slender 5 ft. trunk topped with 3 to 5 ft. wide crown of foliage.
Bloom TimeFragrant white panicles occasionally appear in early summer.
Design IdeasWith its bronze-tinted foliage, this Dracaena looks dramatic set against very light-colored surfaces such as stucco or even concrete. It is a suitable alternative to palms in narrow spaces between buildings or tucked into corners. Usually planted as a specimen or small grove under night lighting or poolside.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBush Daisy (Euryops); False Heather (Cuphea); Lantana (Lantana); Verbena (Verbena); Canna (Canna)

Thrives in average to enriched, well-drained soils. Water regularly during first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established in landscape reduce frequency; water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Prune spent foliage as new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow Indoors in All Zones