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

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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


💦 Water Needs

Cabbage Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Cabbage Tree requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Cabbage Tree is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Cabbage Tree doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Cabbage Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Cabbage Tree should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Cabbage Tree is native to Western Pacific.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Cabbage Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Cabbage Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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 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
@Lakshmi
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Chicago, IL
09/10/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
@jim avatar
@@jim
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 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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