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All About Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’

Posted on December 12 2022

The Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ has leaves that range from maroon to brilliant pink. As an Asparagaceae family member, the ‘Maria Pink’ has easy care requirements. This plant can be enjoyed on porches during the summer and moved indoors during the winter or in colder climates. ‘Maria Pink’ can also thrive when planted in the ground in warmer climates. 

Meet Your Match:

    • Nickname: Maria Pink
    • About the Family: The Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ is a member of the agavoideae family, so it is a relative of both Agave and Yucca plants.
    • Understanding the Family Tree: Asparagaceae (Family), Cordyline (Genus),  Cordyline fruticosa (Species)
    • Hometown: The under-canopy of warm, humid rainforests of Hawaii and Southeast Asia.

    How to Care for Your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’:

    • Watering: Water when the soil surface dries out.
    • Humidity: Average to high. 
    • Soil: Well-draining soil. 
    • Fertilizer: Fertilize every four weeks during the growing season. Do not fertilize during dormancy.
    • Environment: Keep your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ in bright, indirect light.
    • Propagation: The easiest method is division during repotting.
    • Toxicity: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ is toxic to dogs and cats.

    The Best Unboxing Practices:

    Properly caring for your newly unboxed Cordyline fruticosa for the first week of its new life is crucial to the extended wellness of your plant. Follow these practices to get the best results:
    • Watering: Exotic Forest ships freshly watered plants. Do not water your Cordyline fruticosa until it exhibits the proper signs.
    • Repotting: Do not immediately repot your plant, which would likely result in shock and leaf-loss. Allow it to acclimate to its new environment for at least one week. 
    • Lighting: Place your plant in filtered, medium direct light for a few days to acclimate. Relocate your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ to your desired location in partial sunlight that fits its care needs afterward.

    What You’re Getting:

    • You will receive a carefully selected, quality evaluated 10” diameter plant approximately 36" tall. All Exotic Forest plants are rooted and thriving. 

    What Makes Us Special:

    • Shipment Methods: Plants are precious, and we want yours to arrive safely! We ship our plants via UPS, with a maximum of 4-day shipping. 
    • Our Packing: Have you received ‘squished’ plants from other companies? Our solution to this common issue is bamboo stakes and biodegradable packing peanuts (starch), which securely holds your plant in place during shipment. 
    • Chemical-free: We are committed to keeping our plants and customers safe. We never treat our plants with chemical pesticides. 
    • Quality Standards: Exotic Forest strives to meet stringent quality standards and evaluates each plant we resource from our nursery. Pest-free, healthy plants are a requirement!
    • Customer Service: Your satisfaction is our priority. If you are experiencing issues with or have questions about how to care for your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’, reach out to us at or via our social media accounts. Are you tired of receiving pre-written responses? We believe that plant parents want to talk to people, not robots. A knowledgeable team member reads and replies to each individual concern: no cookie-cutter answers here!
    • Returns: While we do not accept returns at this time, you can contact us at with photos of your plant and receipt to discuss the specific plant care issues you’re experiencing with your Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’ and possible resolutions.
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    FAQ about Cordyline fruticosa ‘Maria Pink’:

    • How do you take care of a pink Cordyline? Make sure you place your pink Cordyline in good light. Make sure to water it regularly growing season, but sparingly in winter. Also, feed your Cordyline monthly with liquid fertiliser from spring to late summer. 
    • Do Cordylines like full sun? Cordylines in warm and cool temperate climates prefer full-sun to part shade.
    • Why are my pink Cordyline leaves going yellow? Cordyline leaves may turn yellow because of overwatering or underwatering. Pink cordyline also show yellow leaves if they are infected with root rot. Too much sunlight can also cause yellowing of the foliage. Make sure you water the plant just enough and place it in adequate lighting.
    • Can pink Cordylines grow in pots? Pink Cordylines can also be grown in pots and if the container is sufficiently large, a cordyline can remain in the same one for a number of years. Cordylines are likely to outgrow smaller pots in a year or two and need moving up to a larger pot or planting out in the ground.

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