Ti-Plant


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Common Name: Ti-Plant
Botanical Name: Cordyline terminalis (kor-DI-li-nee ter-min-AL-is)
Decorative Life: Years.
Post Harvest Care:
  • Do not irrigate with fluoride containing water, as leaf spotting and/or tip discoloration will often result. In fact, 'Baby Doll' was one of the first plants in which fluoride problems were diagnosed.
  • Red spider mites can be very harmful.
Harvest Instructions: Light levels from 2500-4500 ft-c are recommended for production resulting in a light acclimated plant ready for indoor environments.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Agavaceae (agave family).
  • Native from the Eastern Himalayas to China and the East Indies.
  • Related species include agave, yucca, tuberose, dracaena.
Personality:
  • Plant classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
  • Leaves are sword-like, arching to 6 inches long.
  • Main stem jointed.
  • 'Baby Doll' is probably the most common cultivar.
Availability: Year-round.
Flower Color: White or tinged yellow or red, pink, bicolors. Known more for its foliage that exhibits a wide range of colors including green, green-copper, with tinges of red and/or purple, pinkish, bronze.
Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, store above 50F. Storage/transport duration varies greatly among cultivars. For example, 'Baby Doll' can withstand up to 28 days of transport in the dark at 50-55F whereas 'Dragon Tongue' can only tolerate about half that time before quality is greatly reduced.
Tidbits:
  • "Cordyline": Greek for club, probably in reference to the thickened roots.
  • Many cultivars with colored foliage including various combinations of bronze, rose, purple, white and/or yellowish.
  • The agave family is important for fiber.
  • Mature stems cut into about six inch segments are sold as "logs". These logs can then be planted and new plants will develop.
  • Will generally grow well in light levels bright enough to read a newspaper in comfort.