coryldine australis - Knowledgebase Question

Kensington, Ma
Question by annkavi
November 23, 2009
i potted these plants that had thrived outside this summer. I brought them in, but they brough in insects also. could i leave them potted on front porch or outside, will they be okay? thanks

Answer from NGA
November 23, 2009


Your cordyline australis is native to New Zealand and will not survive your winter temperatures if left outdoors. You can either treat them as annuals and replace them every year or you can take them indoors for the winter. I always give my plants a shower before bringing them indoors. This rinses away any hitchiking insect pests. You can place yours in the bathtub and shower them off with tepid water to dislodge any insect pests when you first bring them indoors. Best wishes with your indoor garden!

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