Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cordyline fruticosaAccepted
Dracaena warocqueiSynonym
Cordyline terminalisSynonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full 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: To 10 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pale pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Type: Panicle
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 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Rainbow (Oceania, Mariana Islands - Zone 11b) on Sep 3, 2015 4:58 PM

Leaves of the green ti leaves are used to wrap different kinds of foods for steam cooking. They are also used to make hula skirts.

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