General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Purple with flushes of red; new foliage cream color.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Ti Plant
  • Cabbage Tree
  • Cabbage Palm

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Location: my garden, Sarasota FL
Date: 2020-09-13
Location: my garden, Sarasota FL
Date: 2020-09-13
Location: Summeville, SC
Cordyline fruticosa Leisha Flowers
Location: Tampa FL
Date: spring
Location: Tampa FL
Date: Jan 2017
Winter coloring
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Cordyline fruticosa 'Leisha' by ScotTi Jan 16, 2016 6:07 AM 0

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