The sliver of orange peeks out ready to erupt into multicoloured heleconia.
A different type of cordeline - this type has large very leathery feeling leaves
and a close up of the wonderful colours inside the new leaf
My cordeline in full sun in the front garden has turned very pink. I think this aswers my question as to whether they have better colour in sunshine. I am thinking of moving all my cordleines (or most of them) from the deep shade to alongside the wooden fence which looks quite bare now that the shade cloth is gone.
This little pink foliage plant is easy to propogate from cutting and I have it scattered around the garden. I love the way it looks next to the cordeline leaf.
The central rib is quite a stunning hot pink shade.
as you can see from the photos we are having quite a bit of sunshine. The plants seem to have got used to all the rain and are wilting midday, but then recover later. I guess they will have a period of adjustment.
PS I just got the name iresine or bloodleaf for this plant, (from Bernie) so will add it for future reference.