The most popular species of Cordyline for houseplants.
Common name : Ti plant
Scientific name : Cordyline fruticosa
Family : Agavaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
A cousin of Dracaena and sometimes confused with one another.
C. fruticosa is sold under numerous varieties, including C. fructicosa 'Kiwi', with variegated leaves of cream, 'Red Edge', green leaves with bright pink margins, 'Black Magic' almost black, or 'Spoon Baby', with surprising spoon-shape green leaves!
The foliage is usually lush and colorful, consisting of thin 60cm long lanceolate leaves. The flowers are fragrant, white or mauve, alas rare on plants grown indoors.
Sowing & planting
60 - 1000
6 - 7
Plant my ti-plant
An excellent indoor plant - best kept indoors in frost areas. Give her a warm and well-lit situation.
Water my ti-plant
Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !
Shelter my ti-plant
Bring your potted cordyline indoors in a well-lit room.
Put outside my ti-plant
You can bring your potted cordyline outside for the season.
Protect my ti-plant
Mulch your cordyline to protect it for the winter.
Repot my ti-plant
Every year, scrap the mix for the first 5 centimeters and replace with compost. You might need to repot every 3 to 4 years.