While the plant is in its early years, it will need to be repotted once every two years, once the roots have filled the current pot. Carefully remove the plant from its current pot and place it into a slightly bigger pot where it will have more growing room, and cover the roots in a light loam-based soil.
Fungus gnats, also known as soil gnats, cause very little damage to houseplants. However, certain types of fungus gnats can damage plants when the larvae feed on roots. Usually the pests are simply annoying little nuisances that buzz around potted plants.
Grow ti plant in a high-light situation. In most areas, this colorful houseplant can take direct sun on the leaves when grown indoors. It doesn't like low-light spots, unfortunately. When this colorful plant doesn't get enough light, you'll see the leaves show less variegation and Read more
Occasional pruning keeps this plant's appearance tidy and its size manageable. Snip off yellow, brown, damaged or diseased ti plant leaves or stems as they may occur year round. Use clean, sharp shears or scissors. Prune any stalks that appear too tall, lanky or unattractive Read more
Unfortunately the answer is yes. Not only are some houseplants poisonous (such as lilies and philodendron) the moist soil inside planted pots can also be a breeding ground for mold, a common allergen that can cause allergy or hay fever symptoms.
Snip off yellow, brown, damaged or diseased ti plant leaves or stems as they may occur year round. You can safely cut stems back to about 12 inches above the soil level to promote branching. New shoots will sprout from the cut as well as Read more
Deadheading is an important task to keep up within the garden throughout the growing season. Regular deadheading, however, channels the energy into the flowers, resulting in healthier plants and continual blooms. Snapping or cutting dead flower heads can enhance the flowering performance of many perennials.
Ti leaves, botanically classified as Cordyline fruticosa, grow on an evergreen shrub that can reach up to four meters in height and are members of the Asparagaceae, or asparagus family.
The Hawaiian Ti plant heavily depends upon a soil that can drain adequately. You don't want the roots to sit in water. This will lead to root rot. You can choose just about any type of soil, even clay, as long as there are drainage Read more
As you know Ti plant (Cordyline) grows faster and it can reach bigger if it doesn't trim back to its proper size. Its good if you give it a shape and cutting it up to 5-6 inches from the top or whenever you thought it Read more
Ti plants grow best in slightly acidic soil. This soil should also be consistently moist, as Ti plants require a lot of moisture and cannot survive drought. However, if the site is too shady and soggy, Ti plants may be susceptible to root and stem Read more
Ti leaf is not edible, but is used to wrap and cook food.
Whether potted or planted outside, feed ti plants with a slow-release fertilizer that is well-balanced in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (8-8-8 or 10-10-10). Spread the fertilizer evenly around the soil at least one foot away from the plant's base.
Ti plant prefers to be watered whenever the surface of the soil begins to dry out, but it's tough enough to miss getting a drink now and then. However, it can be touchy about excess fluoride in the water so keep your plant hydrated with Read more
As with all tropicals, they will need to be brought indoors when nighttime temperatures fall to 45 degrees. Tropical plants will start to suffer damage at 40 degrees.
These plants are very sensitive to fluoride, so unless you know your local water supply is nonfluoridated, use water only from a rain barrel or well. As with all tropicals, they will need to be brought indoors when nighttime temperatures fall to 45 degrees. Tropical Read more
Ti plants can be cut right back to the ground if pests or disease have become a problem. Common pests of outdoor Ti plants include: Scale. Aphids.
Overwatering can cause the leaves to turn brown. Water the plant regularly, but don't overdo it. Touch the soil to see if it is moist--not completely soaked in water. In addition to that, you can keep the leaves moist by giving them a little mist Read more
These berries and the roots are the most poisonous part of the ti plant, which contains steroidal saponins and glycosides. A few of the most common side effects of ti plant ingestion are vomiting blood, weakness, and loss of muscle control.
Too much water can cause leaf tips and edges to turn yellow, while too little water can cause yellowing and leaf drop. Ti plants should be watered when the surface of the potting mix feels dry to the touch. Other possible reasons for yellow leaves Read more
Don't worry about cutting as ti plant or cordyline fruticosa as it will grow back. You can prune it back upto 6-7 inches from the soil surface. We know that cutting them down to 7 inches is seen as drastic but if it's overgrown then Read more
Eating any part of a ti plant, especially the berries or roots, can be a very dangerous situation for your pet due to the toxic substances, saponins and glycosides. The entire plant contains both of these toxins, but the berries and roots are the most Read more
They grow best in a moist location with partial shade, but can handle full sun to dense shade. For the best foliage display, light filtered shade is recommended. Ti plants are mostly grown for their colorful, evergreen foliage.
Outside, ti plants grow best in part sun to part shade but can grow well in full sun or deep shade. Part shade and part sun mean about four to six hours of direct sunlight a day. Ideally, you should locate ti plants where they Read more
The statuesque plants are notable for their showy red foliage, but also for their white to pale lavender flowers that bloom in early summer.
While they can handle a brief chill down to 30 F. (-1 C.), they grow best where temperatures stay in a steady range between 65 and 95 F. (18-35 C.). In cooler climates, they should be grown in pots which can be taken indoors through Read more
Ti is an upright evergreen shrub with slender single or branched stems, growing up to 10 feet high. Its spread is 3–4 feet. The growth rate is moderate to moderately fast. The taproot is long, thick, white, and sweet and becomes large in older plants.
Once the days become shorter than 14 hours around the middle of August, your plants start to change. They detect that summer is reaching its end. Time to create a new generation of plants! In the longer nights, plants start to generate flowering hormones, which Read more
Grasshoppers and These insects occasionally Spray plants with an insecticide katydids consume large quantities of registered for ti plants. foliage. Their feeding leaves an irregular appearance.
The Hawaiian Ti plant prefers bright light so keep the houseplant within 3 to 5 feet of a sunny window. Also keep it away from any drafts and heat vents. This houseplant requires high levels of humidity, so misting with water daily will help keep Read more
Grow ti plant in a high-light situation. In most areas, this colorful houseplant can take direct sun on the leaves when grown indoors. It doesn't like low-light spots, unfortunately. Like many tropical houseplants, ti plant appreciates the high relative humidity of its native range.
With large, smooth, green, red, purple and multicolored leaves, the ti plant (Cordyline terminalis) gives outdoor gardens and indoor spaces a bright, tropical note. This frost-sensitive plant grows outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10b through 12 where it is an evergreen.
Lay the cane on its side planted to a depth of 1/4 its diameter. The cane develops roots at nodes -- small protrusions where new buds, stems or leaves grow both above and below the soil. A longer piece of cane may result in several Read more
In frost-free regions, it's grown as a landscape shrub where ti plant adds color and drama to yards all year long. When growing ti plant outdoors, give it some shade from the hot afternoon sun. Keep the soil moist, but not wet for extended periods. Read more
Overwatering can cause the leaves to turn brown. Water the plant regularly, but don't overdo it. Touch the soil to see if it is moist--not completely soaked in water. Water the plant at least twice a week.
Yes, even a tropical plant that adores humidity like this one still needs well-draining soil to live a happy life. In your outdoor garden, completely clear away (roots and all) any grass or weeds that might steal nutrients from your ti plant.
Preventing pests: Your ti plant may attract common pests like mealybugs, spider mites, or fungus gnats. You can treat most of these pests by rinsing or wiping the leaves to rid them of the pests and spraying the leaves with diluted neem oil.
Growing from Seeds Fresh seeds usually germinate as soon as two to six weeks after planting. Harvest ripe seeds from berries that replace large blooms that appear on the ti plant in spring. Plant the berries 1/4-inch deep in a pot filled with sand, peat Read more
Full sun – Plants need at least 6 hours of direct sun daily. Part sun – Plants thrive with between 3 and 6 hours of direct sun per day. Part shade – Plants require between 3 and 6 hours of sun per day, but need Read more
Spread a 2-to-3-inch layer of mulch around the plant. Hawaiian ti plants are considered only moderately resistant to drought. Mulch's ability to retain moisture in the soil will help the ti plant survive dry spells.