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Cordyline stricta/Xanthosoma sagittifolia

Cordyline stricta/Xanthosoma sagittifolia (Xanthosoma sagittifolia)

Cordyline and Yautia growing at SDSU. The Elephant ear plant is still a baby.

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Do these large-leaf plants need to be sited away from wind damage?

13 Oct, 2008


The leaves on this plant are relatively small...they can grow to about 10 feet long and around 6 feet wide. They are absolutely enormous! It difficult to really see the scale in a picture. In the future I will get a picture with me under one of these plants for scale.

Terrratoonie, yes these plants must be grown in a wind-protected area. The Santa Ana Winds can tear them to shreds.

13 Oct, 2008

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