Cordyline ‘Mambo’ is a wonderfully colourful tropical foliage plant, with lovely glossy maroon tinged leaves that branch off a central stem. They form in a manner similar to Dracaena (they are both members of the same family), with their lower leaves dying to encourage new growth as the plant develops, so some light pruning will be needed throughout the year. Just tug at the dying leaves when they looked withered or brown, they should pull easily if it is their time to go. Cordyline's are great plants which brighten up any corner of a room or an office environment. Light and Water For best results, this plant requires free draining medium fertile soil and placed in a partial sun position, avoid direct sunlight. The plant does like light, but not strong, midday sunshine. In summer you can water freely and feed weekly but in winter water sparingly. This tropical plant needs very high humidity. That is why we spray the leaves at least once per week. This prevents the leaf edges from drying out. Always keep the potting soil moist, without letting the plant stand in water.