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Cordyline stricta

English names: Slender palm lily, narrow-leaved palm lily

Latin name: Cordyline stricta

Family: Asparagus - Asparagaceae

Origin: Australia

The slender palm lily is characterized by its bush-like form, while it grows up to 5 metres in height. It grows naturally in evergreen forests, in the Mediterranean-like climate (humid, rainy winters; warm and dry summers) near much of Australia’s coastal areas. The leaves are long and narrow, 30 to 50 cm. in length and 1 to 2 cm. wide. The mauve flowers are clustered in panicles (small branches) between 20 and 40 cm. long. The flower shoot reaches a length between 15 and 30 cm. The flowers have a purple-black colour, with a diameter between 10 and 15 mm.

Cordyline stricta