Electric Star Cordyline
Cordyline banksii 'Sprilecstar' PP #24,164
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||kor-di-LI-ne kor-di-LI-ne BANKS-ee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This versatile cordyline can create bold, grass-like effects in Mediterranean, tropical, contemporary or formal styled gardens. Plant singly to create an instant sculptural statement. The colored foliage contrasts superbly with formal clipped hedges, conveying a relaxed yet neat and stylish look. Plant in mass to create a sense of movement, or to add dramatic texture. Place in formal containers, in pairs flanking an entry, or in a grouping of varied pot heights to create a point or create a vertical effect on patio or balcony.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Upright, Vase-Shaped|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia); Lantana (Lantana); Bush Daisy (Euryops); Plumbago (Plumbago); Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis); Mexican Heather (Cuphea)|
Thrives in average to enriched, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to develop root system. Takes mild drought when established in mild coastal settings; water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Likely root hardy to 15°F. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL