Genus of monocotyledonous plants with linear, leatherous, parallel-veined leaves. Native to the tropical Pacific. They feature white flowers borne in large conical inflorescences in summer.
Latin name: Cordyline australis "Atropurpurea"
They grow in full sun or partial shade and do well even in dry soils.
Plant alone or in groups. Suitable for coastal planting.
Propagated by seeds and cuttings.
Herbaceous perennial with a woody stem and maroon leaves.