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PlantFiles: Cordyline
Cordyline mauritiana

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cordyline (kor-di-LY-nee) (Info)
Species: mauritiana (maw-rih-tee-AY-na) (Info)

Synonym:Dracaena mauritiana

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Fall/Early Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds


2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Don_Mader On Jun 11, 2006, Don_Mader from Victoria, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Provides great year-round color. Mine seem to produce the best color in light shade. Leaves have a tendency to turn brown if getting too much sun.

Neutral timrann On Mar 5, 2006, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

This plant is rare in Mauritius and reunion island .It is rarely found in some private garden.Is also a protected species. Flowers are white . Grow rather easily from cuttings.Leaves are large and bright green , about 1 m in length.

Positive vince1973 On Oct 27, 2005, vince1973 from SaintMalo
France (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very much like Cordyline banksii (fruit are blackish). I have young plant grown from seeds from Reunion island. They survived winters (about -5c) from seedling stage.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Naples, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Kihei, Hawaii
Victoria, Texas

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