Houseplants forum: Help ID this Ti Plant

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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Nov 30, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Hi all, I've had this plant for awhile, but don't know the name of it. I believe it's a Ti plant, but the leaves are narrower than my other red Ti plant. It almost looks like a cross between dracaena and ti. The bloom though looks like a Ti. I looked through the plant database and Google, but didn't see anything exactly like this one.

Thank you!

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Plantomaniac08
Nov 30, 2015 12:35 PM CST
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Deebie
Nov 30, 2015 2:42 PM CST
It's blooms are pretty. Thumbs up I can't help with the ID. But I feel sure that it's a variety of cordyline. Some do have narrower or wider leaves than others. I'd love to get my hands on some dwarf plants with wide leaves. Drooling
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purpleinopp
Nov 30, 2015 2:51 PM CST
Gorgeous! Looks like some kind of Cordyline to me too. It could be a cultivar of C. fruticosa, or another species. According to Wiki, there's either 15 or 24 species...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyline

@ScotTi might have some input.
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Name: Ibis
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IbisFla
Nov 30, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Deebie - thank you! I would love a dwarf variety too Lovey dubby

PurpleinOpp - thanks, I didn't know there were so many species! I'm sure it's something fairly common, as it came from one of the big box stores. It would be nice to have a name, but I'll just keep treating it like any other cordyline until then.
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Nov 30, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Yes, that is Cordyline fruticosa (Ti plant). Looks like the cultivar named 'Sensation' AKA 'Hot Pepper'.
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Nov 30, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Thank You! ScotTi! "Hot Pepper" is gorgeous and it looks very similar, although the new leaves on mine aren't as pink. Maybe mine needs more sun - it's getting Northern exposure now but no direct sun. Hmmm, might be time for a move... Thanks again!
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Nov 30, 2015 5:11 PM CST
IbisFla said: Thank You! ScotTi! "Hot Pepper" is gorgeous and it looks very similar, although the new leaves on mine aren't as pink. Maybe mine needs more sun - it's getting Northern exposure now but no direct sun. Hmmm, might be time for a move... Thanks again!


This is a great Ti for full sun locations in the garden here in FL. I have it growing in five different locations all but one in full sun. The more shaded location plant looks like yours. I will try to get a photo of the shaded grown plant for you. Let the flowers set seed and have fun growing Ti from seed, you will be surprised what you can end up with.
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plantladylin
Nov 30, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Doesn't the species australis have narrower leaves than fruticosa? Maybe a variety of Cordyline australis? For comparison: Cabbage Palm (Cordyline australis 'Sunrise')
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ScotTi
Dec 1, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Shade grown
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A little morning sun
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'Hot Pepper'/ Sensation in different sun conditions.
Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Dec 1, 2015 3:38 PM CST
ScotTi - yep, your shade-grown one looks more like mine. I've already moved it to a southern exposure so maybe the colors will get a little deeper. Thank You!

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