Cordyline 'Sunrise' - yellow & green marks on leaves

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  1. nickp

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    Hi,

    I recently bought a beautiful pink/ red Cordyline called 'Sunrise'.

    Not that I've potted it into a Container it seems to be developing lots of green / yellow marks on the leaves. It seems to be getting worse.

    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks, Nick
     
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    Here are some pics ...

    All help greatly appreciated

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    Its Ok Nick, The bottom leave's die off naturally, just cut them off, A trunk will be forming because its a Tree, How Cool is that :)
     
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    Hi youngdaisydee - thanks for the reply.

    The green / yellow marks cover the whole plant, not just the lower layer.
     
  5. walnut

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    Cordys can be frost tender in hard winters especially the variegated ones, it's possible the one you bought was kept protected through this winter the combination of strong spring sun and wet leaves now it's in the open has probably caused the damage, you should start getting new growth which will be ok.
     
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