Plant Care Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

4.3 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Cabbage Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cabbage Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Torbay palm, Cabbage-palm, Torquay palm, Dracaena indivisa and Dracaeana indivisa


Cordyline australis

How to care for Cabbage Tree


How often to water your Cabbage Tree

Water needs for Cabbage Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Cabbage Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cabbage Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cabbage Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cabbage Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cabbage Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cabbage Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cabbage Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Cabbage Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cabbage Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cabbage Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Cabbage Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Native Region
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cabbage Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Cabbage Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Cabbage Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Cabbage Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Lakshmi avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Chicago, IL

its so prettyyyyyyy and i water it like once a month and its still beautiful i love my babies

Survivor Survivor
Jim avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 38 XP

Not bad plant but quite crispy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Esmeharkess avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 178 XP

beware of dogs, dogs think it is a toy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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