Big, Purple Plant with Long, Smooth Leaves & Purple Berries?

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  1. carmelinak

    carmelinak New Seed

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    Big, Purple Plant with Long, Smooth Leaves & Purple Berr

    My Dad bought me this houseplant from his local gardening center but he has no idea what kind of plant it is and I, therefore, don't know how to care for it.

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  2. chocolate

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    Good morning your lovely plant is a cordyline, probably cordyline rubra.Looks good, I grow them out side and there are many colours, from green through to red, pink with green, pink with white and the list is almost endless.I grow them in shade or even full hot sun, their colour alters a bit but they are very hardy. Hope this helps.Each one of those 'sticks' at the base will grow if just put into another pot and kept moist.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    Hey Carm, Your plant is a beauty! Those are sold as annuals here, but can be an indoor plant during the cold months (if they are healthy and treated good)
    I don't see em get that big. What a nice gift from your Dad! Enjoy!
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Like Toni said... it does look like my Red Sister Cordyline. I've only had it since this past summer and haven't seen any type of blooms. But the leaves sure look the same.
     

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