Ti or Cordyline Plant
Cordyline Plant

AKA Ti Plant

A Ti plant, also called a Hawaiian Ti Plant or Hawaiian Good Luck plant, is one of the most colorful foliage plants you can purchase. The cane-like woody stems produce sword-shaped leaves 2ft.-5ft. in length and 5″ to 7″ in width. Leaf color can be maroon, purple, rose, yellow, pink, green or a mixture of these colors.

A Ti plant requires bright, indirect light, but no direct sun.

Proper watering is the most difficult part of taking care of a Ti Plant. The soil needs to be moist but never soggy and should never totally dry out. If your household water contains a great deal of fluorine, chlorine, or passes through a water softener, use distilled water or allow your regular water to sit out over night before using it. Chemicals in the water damage the leaves of a Ti plant. Fluoride toxicity is especially harmful, causing ugly brown leaf tips.

Ti plants prefer warm temperatures between 65°-85° F (18.3°-29.4° C). Be careful to keep a Ti plant away from drafts and heating vents.

High humidity is necessary to keep the leaves looking good. Set a humidifier nearby or place your Ti plant on a wet pebble tray if the air is very dry. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water.

Ti Plants attract Fungus Gnats, Mealy Bugs, spider mites, scale, and thrip. A bad infestation of spider mites is often the cause of faded looking leaves. Spray frequently with a mild soapy water solution and keep the leaves dust- free to help prevent both Plant Pests and plant diseases.