Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

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Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Post by JakoMonster » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:30 am

i have a few cordyline australis and some of the botton leaves have gone brown and dry, should i remove them or leave them on ? none of the cordys have a trunk/stem yet.

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Re: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Post by kata » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:35 am

Might be seed leaves,

They should be ok removed but wait for a few more member advisors Jako.

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Re: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Post by leewatson1980 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:43 am

Up to you bud, I think a skirt of dead leaves looks nice in the right garden it looks more natural but then it looks more tidy without them.
if they are brown removing them wont do any harm.

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Re: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Post by Trudytropics » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:48 am

I always remove them, they pull away easily enough, I am all for the tidy look :lol: The plant does'nt need them anymore, I'd say its personal preference :D .

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Re: Cordyline australis bottom leaves ?

Post by Rachelpalm » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:54 am

old lower leaves go brown and I carefully cut them off if they are not easy to pull off. The old lower leaves are what forms the trunk. Sounds like your plants are now forming trunks.

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