English name:Good Luck Plant 'Kiwi'
Latin name:Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi'
I am a tropical beauty, primarily grown from my foliage which features streaks of light and dark green, cream and hot pink.
Useful to know:
I am native to western Pacific areas - NZ, eastern Australia and Hawaii
I can grow to 1.5m in height and grow at an average speed
I like bright light so feel free to pop me in the sun (when there is some!)
I like my soil to be moist but not soggy. You can leave my soil to dry out during winter between waterings
I like it warm but live comfortably in rooms above 15 degrees C
During the summer months, I like to be fed weekly with a nitrogen-rich liquid fertiliser.
I like my leaves to be misted and if my leaves get dusty, put me under a cold shower! Feel free to trim my stems if I start growing to wildly.
If I start losing my leaves, try upping the humidity and temperature around me
My leaves are toxic but you'd have to eat a lot to get ill!
If we're lucky enough to get a good summer, I can produce fragrant pink flowers which are follwed by deep purple berries. You would also love to read about another beautiful plant with pink flower - Urn plant.