Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Celestial Dawn

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 13
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pale Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

grown in conservatory

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Posted by skylark (JC/NYC - Zone 7b) on Aug 17, 2014 8:34 PM

Color varies due to temperature/fertilizer variations. Pink is more pronounced in sun with cooler temps.

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Posted by ScotTi (Tampa FL (Westchase)) on Mar 20, 2016 11:53 AM

This variety originated in New Zealand and was named 'Celestial Dawn'
Jack Pike of Pike's Nursery in Sydney Australia procured it from Andersons Nursery, New Zealand.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this plant? by Kaliope Sep 23, 2016 4:07 PM 11
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