Plant ID forum: What is this plant's real name

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Name: b3853r
Pahrump, Nevada
Nov 18, 2017 11:10 AM CST
I have had this plant since I was 6 years old. I am now 51! I was told when I was little that it is a Hawaiian Tye Plant. True or not? This plant has been left outside in winter, been chewed to the quick by a cat and various other indignities and still grows back strong.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Nov 18, 2017 11:23 AM CST
Looks like a Ti plant.
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Nov 18, 2017 11:29 AM CST
If not the Ti Plant (Cordyline), perhaps a variety of Dracaena:
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Name: Karen
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Nov 18, 2017 11:53 AM CST
I'm no expert, but it looks like a Ti plant to me. Congratulations on having your plant for so long. That is really great!
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Nov 18, 2017 4:42 PM CST
It looks like Cordyline fruticosa to me:
Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 18, 2017 7:45 PM CST
If you are leaving it outside in winter, you must have it in a very protected spot. Pahrump should be too cold for a Ti Plant.
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Nov 18, 2017 8:08 PM CST
pretty awesome plant success.
Funny- when you were 6 , I must have been about 12 and about the same time some relatives went to Hawaii and brought mt back a Ti plant stick to plant- I think it was and maybe still is a big tourist gift.
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