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)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hayward, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.