Plant Care Cabbage tree

Cabbage tree

4.4 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 and Torquay palm

Taxonomy

Cordyline australis
Cordyline
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Cabbage tree

Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Cabbage tree

Cabbage tree

Cabbage tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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 4
Cabbage tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Cabbage tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Cabbage tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Lakshmi avatar
@Lakshmi
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
09/10/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Jim avatar
@Jim
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 38 XP
08/15/2021

Not bad plant but quite crispy

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Esmeharkess avatar
@Esmeharkess
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 178 XP
04/28/2021

beware of dogs, dogs think it is a toy

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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