Cordyline terminalis -  "Ti Plant, Hawaiian Ti”


Light: Bright light, which can include up to 4 hours of direct sun daily. In low light, variegation patterns become much less pronounced.  

Water: Moderately even moisture so that roots stay slightly moist at all times, but never soggy, allowing the soil to dry an inch or two down from the top of the surface. Water thoroughly and slowly with tepid water. Avoid overwatering and letting your plant sit in a saucer of water. 

Environment: Cordylines prefer a room temperature of 60-85 degrees F. This plant will suffer in extreme dry air; place them near a humidifier, group them with other humidity-loving plants, and/or set them on a pebble tray filled with water. Do not place it near a radiator or AC unit. This plant does best in an outdoor setting in Spring and Summer but can be overwintered indoors. 

Toxicity: Reported to be toxic to dogs and cats.

Of Note:

  • In spring and summer, feed every 2 weeks with a balanced houseplant fertilizer that includes micronutrients. In fall and winter, feed monthly.
  • Cordyline growth habit is upright. New growth grows from the top. Prune bottom leaves as they die off; it is normal for this to happen.
Ti Plants can attract numerous pests, such as fungus gnats, mealy bugs, spider mites, etc., and can cause a faded look to the plants leaves. If this happens, spray it frequently with an insecticidal or Neem oil solution to keep the leaves dust-free to prevent pests and disease.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.