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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 20 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 6-8 weeks
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Child plants: 5 child plants

Common names
  • Cabbage Tree
  • Cabbage Palm
  • Ti Kouka
Also sold as:
  • Estrella Roja

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Location: Daytona Beach,  Florida
Date: 2011-07-14
Location: Daytona Beach,  Florida
Date: 2009-12-26
Location: England
Date: 2015-11-27
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2017-09-28
Caggage Palm 'Red Star' with Geranium 'Mrs. Pollock' in the foreg
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 2019-07-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-07-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-07-24

Date: 2014-04-01

Date: 2014-04-01
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-08-25

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
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Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2019-07-09

Date: 2014-04-01

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

Date: 2016-05-28
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