In a recent issue of Duane Campbell’s “Green Space” column, he talks about “repotting plants that are not eager to be unpotted.” Festival is one of those plants and here’s what he has to say about it: Every big box store in spring has pots of red spikes. That’s common cordyline. Festival is an improvement, less boring, with better color and a weeping habit, still upright but arching out. Nice. Worth the effort to hunt down.
We’re glad that Duane’s enjoyed his Festival and for those living in colder climates, another bonus to the lovely container plant is that it can be brought indoors to serve as a well-behaved house plant during the winter months. Unlike most tropical plants, Festival easily tolerates the dry heat caused by most indoor heating systems.