Cordylines are very close relatives of Dracaenas. They have the same strap-shaped or lanceolateon a slender . Unlike Dracaenas, they have tuberous white . C. fruticosa is grown for its long-stalked , measuring up to 50 cm (20 in) in length and striped reddish-brown.
Because this is a heat-loving species, it also requires quite high. Mist or sponge the leaves regularly. The should never be allowed to dry out, but soggy is not tolerated either. There are no special light requirements. Propagate by tip, or .