4.2 out of 5 (56 experiences)
Also known as
Cabbage Tree, Kiwi Hawaiian Ti Plant, Burgundy Cordyline, Broadleaf Palm-lily and Cordyline terminalis
How to care for Ti Plant
Ti Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Ti Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Ti Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ti Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Grew so so fast in the summer I had to repot twice in 3 months!!! Survived being moves indoors for the winter — and now in a big pot needs very little attention. But it does need a LOT of humidity to keep leaves from browning/crisping up. I just keep a humidifier nearby and no issues!!!
This is by far the hardest maintaining plant I’ve had. But she’s not happy and got fungus on her leaves. I removed the infected areas and she seems to be doing better. Maintaining the right moisture level seems impossible as well. She’s always dry or too wet and I have all the correct soil and drainage. We’re doing the damn thing though. 🤞
I’ve had 2 of these guys die on me due to my overwatering :( So don’t overwater!!
My 1 survivor is thriving though :) I keep him right beside my glass patio door, so barely any direct sunlight. Once spring hit, he hasn’t stopped growing! Such beautiful deep leaves.
& If you’re from Hawaii like I am, or any island, be sure to get one of these plants to keep as a memory of home.♡
Hawaiian Ti Red Sister, Cordyline, is fast growing with stunning red variegated leaves. It is thriving in a Southwest window that gets direct sun in late afternoon. I do not let it completely dry between watering and mist it. Like my other plants, it enjoys a steady 70 to 75 humidity level via a Levoit warm/cool humidifier. Very laid back plant.
Ti Plants are very hard to grow. Mine is super stubborn and is being rude to me. She got infested with spider mites so she’s been quarantined on the back porch for a few days but I still think that she’s a hard grower and I only recommend for experienced planters, for I am not one.
I don’t know if I got it from Lowe’s already sick, but this plant quickly showed yellow/brown spots and it affected all leaves, including the baby ones. The stalk also has a yellow/brown edge. It’s been placed further from the other plants and is being treated with a fungicide/bactericide and neem oil, I’m hoping I can save what little leaves it has left since I removed the severely bad leaves.