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Cordyline Red Sensation brings a deep burgundy red to any home or container planting with long red, almost purplish blade-like foliage. It can be planted indoors or outdoors during the warmer months, perfect for container gardens or living rooms!
|3 to 6 feet
|2 to 3 feet
|Full sun to filtered indirect light
|Likes to stay evenly moist, let dry out between waterings
|Indoor ornamental houseplant; container gardens
How to Care for Cordyline Red Sensation
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How much sun is best for Cordyline Red Sensation?
Cordyline plants are native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. They thrive when they have lots of sunlight, but they will tolerate filtered light environments. We do not recommend a Cordyline Red Sensation plant for very low light or fluorescent light. These big red spikes are great for decorating a bright corner in a living room or kitchen.
What kind of soil should I use for my Cordyline Red Sensation?
Cordyline Red Sensation plants will do just fine in a variety of soils. If growing outside (zone 9 or warmer), you can set your Cordyline up for success by amending your native soil with a 50/50 mix of organic matter. This introduces nutrition to the soil when first planting your new plant, and it will help regulate the amount of moisture that stays near the root system. If growing inside, make sure your potting soil has enough drainage so that your Cordyline does not sit in water for too long. We recommend an organic soil such as Espoma Organic Potting Mix.
How much water does a Cordyline Red Sensation Plant need?
Cordyline Red Sensation Plants like to stay evenly moist in well draining soil. When planting outdoors (zone 9 or warmer), determine how well your native soil drains, so that you can establish the right watering routine. If you are planting indoors, choose a soil that has good water retention but is also well draining, so that there is never any excess water sitting around the roots. Sitting in too much water will cause root rot. You can amend the potting mix with a coarse sand or with bark chips from an orchid potting mix. If you are unsure whether it is time to water, check the top inch or so with your finger. If it is completely dry and no soil stick to your finger, you can water. If not, it is better to wait a few days.
What kind of fertilizer should I use with my Cordyline Red Sensation plant?
Cordyline plants planted outdoors (zone 9 or warmer) will do just fine with an evenly balanced fertilizer once or twice a year. The best times are early in the spring before the growing season, and in the summer. When growing your Cordyline Red Sensation indoors, it does not have the same access to natural nutrients, being limited to a container. We recommend a liquid fertilizer once a month, or a slow release granular fertilizer as often as the instructions say. Some slow release granular fertilizers need only be used a few times a year. Regardless, don't worry about fertilizing in the winter months, since your Cordyline Red Sensation will not be growing very much during that time. Even tropical plants have a natural dormancy cycle.