PlantFiles: Hawaiian Ti Plant, Good Luck Plant, Ti Plant Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister'
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On Nov 26, 2012, scvcampdavis from Kiawah Island, SC wrote:
I love this plant! I regret not getting more, last year, but wasn't sure how they would do (two gallon containers yielded 8). I placed the plants in different locations to see how they would work out. The ones that receive full sun, with moist soil are doing the best. My biggest is in the front bed. Well over 5 foot now. The last two days temps have dropped to 28 degrees and they are all doing fine. 1/4 slight discoloration that I wouldn't even really call a "burn," running half the length on two of the leaves. These plants have absolutely no cover. Very HARDY - get you some!
On Jul 28, 2010, yvestar from new rochelle United States wrote:
I live in New York and brought this plant in the spring. I don't know much about it . I thought it was dyin., Then i saw some leaf growth. However it's not flourishing like my other plants . II have it indoors .Is it more suitable outdoors ? What can I do to help it flourish ?
Planted this about a year ago and it did great despite temperatures in the 100s. Thought I had lost them after some harsh days of freeze. All we had left was the stem, which appeared dry and lifeless. I waited for a few months this spring and still nothing. Just as I was about to dig them up & plant something else, I noticed a tiny stem trying to poke out of the mulch! It's doing fabulous now. If you have lost yours to freeze, be patient and it will come back!
On Jan 15, 2010, BeachTanned from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:
Southern Florida is a super region for this plant. It does well in bright shade to full sun. One possibly negative comment is that it tends to grow tall (about 6 or 8 feet) with the leaves up at the top of the canes, leaving bare canes beneath...easy to comoflage, though, with lower growing shrubbery.
On Mar 29, 2009, WebInt from Vista, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:
One of the worst growing Ti's for SoCal - and I have many. I have spent years trying to get the ones I had looking good. They get beat up every winter, and they are hard to keep from brown-tipping in summer. Weak cultivar for SoCal in my opinion.
On Nov 15, 2008, LagunaRich from Laguna Niguel, CA wrote:
Red Sister's foliage varies from deep green to light green to hot pink--all on the same leaf. Really beautiful, but the leaves do look a little thrashed in the winter here in S. California when grown outside in the ground. The new leaves coming out in spring and summer look perfect until winter time. It's well worth having if you like the tropical look.
On Apr 9, 2004, judycurtis from East Bernard, TX wrote:
The Ti Plant (Cordyline Terminalis) is also called "Red Sister" here on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Just bought two yesterday and they are beautiful!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Folsom, California Hayward, California Huntington Beach, California Laguna Niguel, California Rancho Mirage, California San Antonio Heights, California Bellair-meadowbrook Terrace, Florida Big Pine Key, Florida Brandon, Florida Chambers Estates, Florida Clearwater, Florida Gulf Breeze, Florida Jacksonville, Florida (2 reports) Jan Phyl Village, Florida Jupiter, Florida Macgregor, Florida Naples, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Orlando, Florida Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Port Saint Lucie, Florida Quincy, Florida Summerfield, Florida Tampa, Florida Timber Pines, Florida Umatilla, Florida Utopia, Florida Zephyrhills South, Florida Ainaloa, Hawaii Kalaheo, Hawaii Kapaa, Hawaii Centerville, South Carolina Brazoria, Texas La Porte, Texas Missouri City, Texas Nassau Bay, Texas East Hill-meridian, Washington