Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

$ 56.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’

Common Names: Hawaiian Ti Plant, Auntie Lou’s Cordyline

Overview: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’ is a striking, evergreen tropical plant known for its vibrant foliage and ornamental appeal. Belonging to the Asparagaceae family, this cultivar is characterized by its lance-shaped leaves with prominent pink to red margins, which add a burst of color to gardens and indoor spaces.

Native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, ‘Auntie Lou’ thrives in well-draining, fertile soil and partial shade to full sun. It can reach heights of 3-6 feet, making it a suitable choice for container gardening, borders, or as an accent plant. Additionally, its compact growth habit and relatively low maintenance needs make it a popular choice among gardeners.

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Description

Fragrant and Colorful Foliage Makes This Ti Plant a Collector’s Favorite

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’ is a vibrant, colorful tropical plant that is perfect for adding a splash of color and drama to your garden or indoor space. This cultivar, also known as the Good Luck Plant, is prized for its lance-shaped leaves with striking pink to red margins. Although relatively low-maintenance, it is essential to provide proper care to ensure healthy growth and longevity.

Caring for your Cordyline fruticosa

Although ‘Auntie Lou’ is not frost-tolerant, it can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. In ideal conditions, the plant produces fragrant, small white flowers that attract pollinators, enhancing biodiversity in the garden. For optimal growth, regular watering, occasional pruning, and application of a balanced fertilizer are recommended.

Light

This tropical plant thrives in partial shade to full sun, but it prefers bright, indirect light. Too much direct sunlight may scorch the leaves, whereas insufficient light can lead to dull coloration and poor growth. Therefore, select a spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day.

Soil

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’ requires well-draining, fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.5. You can amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve fertility and drainage. If planting in containers, use a high-quality potting mix that retains moisture but drains excess water effectively.

Watering

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’ prefers consistently moist soil but cannot tolerate waterlogged conditions. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to dry out and lose their vibrant colors. Water the plant deeply and thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure that the water reaches the root zone and that excess water drains away freely. Container-grown plants may require more frequent watering than those grown in the ground.

Fertilizing

Feeding your ‘Auntie Lou’ with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer will help promote healthy growth and maintain its vibrant foliage. Apply fertilizer in early spring, following the package instructions for the appropriate application rate. You can also supplement with a liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to leggy growth and burn the plant’s roots.

Pruning

Regular pruning is essential to maintain the shape and size of your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Remove any damaged, diseased, or dead leaves and stems by cutting them back to the base of the plant. You can also trim the tips of the stems to encourage bushier growth. Always use clean, sharp pruning tools to avoid spreading diseases or damaging the plant.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

4 reviews for Cordyline fruticosa ‘Auntie Lou’

  1. Eric Lowther (verified owner)

  2. Chelsea Kinderknecht (verified owner)

  3. Linda

    What environment does cordyline
    Need to be in?

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived on time, in good shape. Healthy plant.

  5. Claudia Carlson (verified owner)

    Plants arrived promptly and in great condition!

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