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Hawaiian Ti Plant, Good Luck Plant, Ti Plant
Cordyline fruticosa 'Hawaiian Flag'

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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cordyline (kor-di-LY-nee) (Info)
Species: fruticosa (froo-tih-KOH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hawaiian Flag
Synonym:Asparagus terminalis
Synonym:Convallaria fruticosa
Synonym:Cordyline terminalis
Synonym:Dracaena terminalis
Synonym:Terminalis fruticosa


Tropicals and Tender Perennials


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage


Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kalaheo, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 7, 2009, Evelyn2009 from Hawkins, TX wrote:

I started my plant from a small piece of wood that was given to me as a Florida souvenir by a friend in 1974. I kept it indoors for many, many years, and have cut it back twice, about 4 feet each time. I can't imagine how tall it would be by now, if allowed to continue growing. It has put out many new shoots over the years, and is now in a pot so large that it is barely manageable by my husband, and not at all by me. It's beautiful, and I have enjoyed it so much for all these years. I live in Texas, and the plant has to over Winter indoors, or in a hot house. My children all have teenagers, and they were just kids themselves when I got this plant!