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PlantFiles: Broad Leaved Palm Lily
Cordyline petiolaris

Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cordyline (kor-di-LY-nee) (Info)
Species: petiolaris (pet-ee-OH-lair-iss) (Info)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BayAreaTropics On May 18, 2011, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I first came across this plant as an unlabeled generic house plant at Home Depot in a 3" pot. Over time,I thought it might be a Ti plant..but it never had the same curved leaves,seemed faster growing,and took cold-down to 30f with no damage on a porch.
Its obvious to me now its C.petiolaris planted out in the yard and pushing 6' tall. Easy grower..likes water,gets by on average watering. Grows best in part sun,filtered sun. Feed like any fern or tree fern or palm. Watch for slugs and snails..
One other thing-The leaves can be used for any cooking recipe that asks for Ti or Banana leaves also.


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

Hayward, California

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