TI-LEAF - Knowledgebase Question

WAIANAE, Ha
Question by ROCKSHONEY
August 15, 2007
ALOHA,

1)DID YOU EVER HEAR OF THE PLANT IN HAWAII THAT THEY CALL THE TI-LEAF. I'M NEW HERE AND WOULD
LIKE TO GROW (GET) SOME BUT I WAS WONDERING
WHAT KIND OF PLANT ARE THEY. ARE THEY DROUGHT
RESISTANT OR NOT AND DO THEY ATTRACT BUGS.

2)THEY HAVE IT IN TWO COLORS THAT I SAW (GREEN AND RED) ARE THEY CARED FOR DIFFERENTLY OR NOT.

YOUR RESPONSE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND I THANK
YOU VERY MUCH.

MAHALO,
PAULA


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Answer from NGA
August 15, 2007

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The ti plant, also known as ti and Hawaiian good-luck-plant, is technically classified as Cordyline terminalis. Ti plants are easy to grow in either full sun or part shade, it rich, loose, moist soil. Either color is easy to grow (given adequate water) and neither has a reputation for attracting bugs.

If you're new to the island, you might want to check out the following nursery:
http://www.kipapanursery.com/h...

They have a wonderful selection of plants native to Hawaii.

Best wishes with your new garden!

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