Cordyline prefers a sunny location, but will tolerate partial shade. Plant them in a high-quality potting soil and water whenever the soil surface starts to feel dry. These plants can tolerate drought, but don't like to dry out completely. Feed with a slow-release granular fertilizer in the spring. Cordyline is tropical in nature so don't plant them outdoors until frost danger has passed. Place container-grown cordyline in a spot protected from high winds. Otherwise, cordyline's large leaves may catch the wind and topple over during storms. Cordyline is not intended for human or animal consumption.