There are two kinds of people: those who have excellent green thumbs, and those who have brown thumbs. No matter which of the two groups you belong to, you have to admit, gardening has got to be one of the simple pleasures in life that brings about plenty of happiness.
While it helps keep us in a good shape, providing the right amount of exercise, gardening also provides us with beauty, because tending to plants’ needs results in a lively garden one can’t stop marveling at.
Looking for the vivacious plants to invite into your garden, and life, that are easy to take care of, and can immediately add curb appeal and value to your home, you can’t overlook one of the cordylines, be it the pink cordyline plant, the ruby, the purple, or the green.
Wanting to make sure you do quality purchase, it’s advisable to buy from nurseries that sell beautifully grown plants with well-developed roots, and mind how they do the transport. As the plants famous for bringing luck according to feng shui, and Hawaiian mythology, the cordylines are just what you need.
Since in warmer climates they are perennials, it means you can enjoy their charms year-round. From Papua New Guinea, and some parts of Asia, traveling through the Pacific, they arrived in Australia years ago, where they continue to get more fans time and time again.
Having in mind they can withstand temperatures up to 40°C or more, they can thrive outdoors as much as indoors, however, there are slight differences when taking care of outdoor cordylines as opposed to indoor. No matter whether you opt for the pink cordyline plant, or one of the others (each of them equally lovely, and fragrant), you have to know they require regular watering, more so when planted at spots outdoors with direct sunlight.
Indoors, they thrive well in bright spots, away from full sun. Enough brightness is needed especially when the plants are still growing and establishing their roots. The secret to watering well (and avoiding over-watering by all means) is knowing when the soil requires is, and you can have that insight by checking one to two inches deep of the soil, and water only in case it’s dry.
Speaking of soil, apart from well-drained, it’s important for it to be rich in nutrients, and you can ensure that with the addition of fertilisers, either organic (that you can make at home), or synthetic, and also count on the help of pellets. Buy some cordylines, and you can expect to see a lush, tropical-like garden.