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Cordyline Fruticosa Tricolor (Ti Plant) comes belongs to the Agavaceae Family and requires partial sunlight to grow. Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant from the Asparagus family, Asparagaceae.
Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant from the Asparagus family, Asparagaceae. It is native to Asia, Australia and parts of Polynesia. It is quite popular in Hawaii and New Zealand where it was introduced by Polynesian settlers.
Cordyline fruticosa is not a very high maintenance plant. You can easily grow it in the garden or indoors in a container or even a hanging basket.
The darker varieties of the plant require shade while the variegated varieties prefer bright light. However, the plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight. You can grow it in dappled light or even indoors with artificial light.
The plant has large green or variegated green leaves about 30 to 60 cm long and 5 to 10cm wide that grow on a woody stem. The plant also has small, sweetly fragrant yellowish to red flowers which later mature to red berries. Blooming season is in summer.
Water the plant regularly in the summer months. The plant prefers an evenly moist soil. Also, mist the plant to increase the humidity. Don't ever let it sit in watery, boggy conditions for long periods of time because that could lead to root-rot. Check the top soil for dryness before watering again. You can cut back on watering in the winter months.
Use a rich, moisture-retaining but also well-draining soil. Don't use very heavy or clayey soils. A slightly acidic soil with a pH of around 5.6 to 6.5 is preferable. Add some organic content to make the soil rich. You can also put a layer of mulch over the soil to retain moisture content and maintain even temperature.
The plant grows about 4m tall in its native habitat. As a houseplant, it grows about 4 to 6 feet.
Fertilize the plant once a week during the growing season. Use a slow release fertilizer or a liquid fertilizer with a ratio of 20:20:20 reduced half its strength.
The plant generally remains free from pests and diseases.
They are perfect for mass plantings, filling up spaces or borders. Rhizomes of the plant are edible and are fermented and distilled to make okolehao, traditional Hawaiian liquor. Leaves are traditionally used to make clothes in Hawaii. Plant is said to have spiritual powers. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies.