Plant Care Ti Plant

Ti Plant

4.2 out of 5 (56 experiences)

Ti Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ti Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Cabbage Tree, Kiwi Hawaiian Ti Plant, Burgundy Cordyline, Broadleaf Palm-lily and Cordyline terminalis


Cordyline fruticosa

How to care for Ti Plant


How often to water your Ti Plant

Water needs for Ti Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Ti Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ti Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Ti Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ti Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ti Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Ti Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ti Plant: repot after 2X growth

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.

Difficulty Level

Ti Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Ti Plant

Ti Plant

Ti Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ti Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 29
Ti Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 25
Ti Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 22
Ti Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Ti Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Ti Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Ti Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Honoredmaylily avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 213 XP
globe Durham, NC

They are beautiful plants!

Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Mariansoasis avatar
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 7,220 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA

Received this Cordyline as a gift with purchase from local plant store. Best free plant ever. Beautiful deep green leaves, easy watering schedule, not too fussy about humidity. Looks great on the hearth with a Peace Lily. All around great plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Moonvegitation avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 748 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario

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!!!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
R_l15748 avatar
leaf-1 92 Plants
xp 10,944 XP

Very sensitive to Fluorine in water. Use distilled.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Marina avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 505 XP
globe Enfield, England

Another one that’s got beautiful leaves. This one unfortunately got very burned during a house move (left on a truck in blaring sun), seeing if it’ll come back to life with some TLC

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mccall avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,981 XP
globe Salt Lake City, UT

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. 🤞

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Kstie avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 128 XP

Super easy to take care of

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sharnirose avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 710 XP

I’ve had this guy for a few years. He’s pretty chill, I’ve revived him when he was doing it rough a while ago and he’s sprouted multiple new stems in recent months. Pretty easy plant overall.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Glindamoonfal avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 1,637 XP
globe Citrus Heights, CA

She’s a tough one, temperamental and SO dramatic! Very toxic to cats and dogs. Likes slightly acidic loamy sandy soil or she will NOT thrive. Also loves humidity. She can be a temperamental B about her light source though

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Elsabetts avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 1,112 XP

Easy to look after, recovers well

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Ubepig avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,145 XP
globe Las Vegas, NV

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.♡

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Mistedleavesandstone avatar
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,065 XP

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tortoise avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Little Rock, AR

idk what’s wrong with my plant?? he’s steadily dying. i’m not over nor underwatering and he has proper light so??? idk all i know is this guy has been nothing but problems )’:

Browns easily Browns easily
Addisoncampbell avatar
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,243 XP

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Ella avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Littleton, CO

Love her! She can last very long without watering but I’ve had some issues with her leaves browning and having weird spots

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Maria avatar
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA

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.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Lesleyshell avatar
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 220 XP
globe Kathleen, GA

When I repotted the plant, I noticed that there was actually 3 plants potted together, so if you buy a large plant make sure to check it as you may be pleasantly surprised like I was

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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