Cordyline fruticosa ‘Florida’

(3 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Cordyline fruticosa ‘Florida’

Common Names: Ti Plant, Florida Red Cordyline

Overview: What can you say about a plant that offers dramatic color with no-drama care? How about, “I’ve got to have some.” These Cordyline or “Ti” Plants show off streaks of hot pink, cream, lime green, white and purple. In some areas, Ti Plants are associated with good luck and good fortune to the homes they surround.

The Ti Plants seem to show off their best colors in slightly cooler temperatures. Outdoors, they can grow up to 10 ft., and are usually 3-4 ft. wide at maturity. Ti’s require lots of moisture and are vnot drought or salt tolerant. These plants also work well indoors.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Dress Up Your Garden with Exuberant Color

The Cordyline Fruiticosa (Cordyline Florida) belongs to the Dracaena family of plants. It is native to warmer climates of Pacific islands, including eastern Australia, Southeast Asia, and Hawaii. It is also known as the Hawaiian Ti plant for that reason. 

The plant is ideal for hardiness zones with temperatures generally above 55°F. Although it is native to warm tropical climates, Cordyline thrives pretty well as a houseplant. It features sword-shaped colorful leaves, resembling the foliage of a palm tree. 

Also known as Florida Reds, these plants produce small florets and berry-like fruits in the spring. Many plant parents grow the Ti plant as a landscape specimen, while others prefer it as a potted houseplant. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its attractive and fast-growing foliage.

Caring for your Ti Plant

The Cordyline Florida is an excellent plant for beginner plant parents. If you follow the care instructions correctly, this houseplant will not give you much trouble. Let us see how to take the best care of this popular garden plant.

Light

Although Ti Plant’s light requirements may seem tricky initially, you will quickly get the hang of it. Sun exposure helps improve the color of the plant’s foliage. However, excessive direct sunlight can also harm the leaves, causing them to turn brown at the tips and margins.

It is a full-sun plant, meaning it needs at least six hours of sunlight daily. Having said that, if you’re growing a Cordyline Florida outside, you must do so in a shaded place to protect it from direct sunlight. 

Soil

Cordyline houseplants thrive well in well-draining soils high in organic matter. Additionally, they prefer slight acidity to produce beautiful and healthy leaves and maintain foliage. Loamy and sandy soil varieties are ideal. You should avoid wet/ hard potting clay and garden sites with salt spray. 

Water

Ti Plants typically experience daily pouring in their native habitat. Simply put, they prefer regular watering to mimic their natural growing environment. Watering your Cordyline Florida a couple of times every week is acceptable during the growing season.

Ti plants require damp but saturated growing conditions in indoor gardens. Ideally, you want to ensure the soil remains moist but not wet. Heavily dampened soil can cause root rot, so you want to avoid overwatering at all costs. 

Fertilizer

When it comes to feeding a Ti Plant, applying too much fertilizer can harm plants more than benefit their health. Slow-release fertilizers with balanced amounts of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus work best for outdoor Cordylines. Feed your plant once in spring, its growing season, by spreading the fertilizer evenly around the soil and watering it right after. 

Common Issues

Like all houseplants, Cordyline Florida plants are susceptible to certain pests and diseases. Carefully following the care instructions can help maintain your plant’s health and beauty. 

Pests

Mites, scales, mealybugs, thrips, and fungus gnats are the most common pests that affect Ti Plants. You should regularly wipe the leaves with a clean and damp cloth to prevent the pests from attacking your plants. You can also use pesticides in the soil to control scales, mealybugs, and gnats, whereas spraying the foliage is best for controlling mites.

Diseases

Cordyline Florida plants are susceptible to various fungal diseases. Furthermore, the disease risk increases in moist growing conditions or overcrowded landscapes. To avoid fungal infections, water your plant at the ground level instead of overhead watering and dust a fungicide powder.

Pruning

As the plant matures, older leaves tend to die out. Pruning Ti plants are essential for removing dead and damaged leaves that can worsen diseases and attract pests. You want to keep removing yellowing leaves as they appear to control your Cordyline’s shape and size. Prune your plants once a year during their growing season. 

Propagation

Ti plants are low-maintenance and beginner-friendly houseplants and extremely easy to propagate. As a plant parent, you can choose from various propagation methods, such as sowing seeds, division, layering, and placing the cuttings in water. If you are new to gardening, rooting short cane sections is ideal.

Potting/ Repotting

Potting/ repotting a Cordyline Florida is easy, given you are gentle and follow the correct methods. Few of the most important things that make the most significant differences include finding a suitable pot and potting soil. Ideally, you want well-draining soil and a container with several drainage holes. Make sure your new pot is larger than the previous one n size. 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Mature Height

18 in – 144 in

Spacing

12 in – 36 in

3 reviews for Cordyline fruticosa ‘Florida’

  1. Paul Nawrocki (verified owner)

    Nice large leaves and no scale insects at añl!

  2. Sandra C. (verified owner)

  3. Cathy Russell (verified owner)

    Everything came well packed and in great shape!

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Why others chose the Cordyline fruticosa ‘Florida’

I absolutely love the colors of the Ti Plant! It brings beauty and life to nearly any sunny space. :-)

Great indoor plant!