Hawaiian Ti Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Houston, TX
Question by amychowong
March 22, 1999
We received some Hawaiian Ti Plant "logs" from a friend of ours who vacationed in Hawaii. Can you please tell us more about this type of plant: where to plant (indoors or outdoors), how much light, etc.


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Answer from NGA
March 22, 1999

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Hawaiian Ti Plant is a tropical somewhat like ginger in its appearance and growth habit. Those "logs" or sections of cane you received should be set in a dish of water for a few days until sprouts appear. Then plant them outdoors by laying them on their sides and covering them with a couple of inches of soil. Some sources recommend cutting the waxed ends of the cane sections off before soaking them in water.

Plant it in a soil with lots of compost and a shady to morning sun exposure. Keep it moist for best growth. In winter mulch the soil well to protect the rhizomes and it should die back to the ground and return the following year.

You can also grow it as a houseplant in a bright indoor location.

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