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Cabbage Palm, Torbay Palm
This impressive Dragon Tree-relative from New Zealand is frequently found in the trade as Dracaena indivisa or Cordyline indivisa (which also is a proper species, but quite different). Small plants are popular as annual bedding plants whereas larger specimens are a frequent sight in humid, temperate climates all around the world. They are resistant to moderate freezes, take a lot of costal exposure, and are generally easy and rewarding to grow. In its native New Zealand, plants cean reach and age of several hundred years and grow to enormous dimensions.