Green Ti plants produce beautiful green leaves. This plant looks amazingly beautiful in the living space. I have two Hawaiian Ti Plants one in my bedroom and the other in the central hall.
If you like plants that produce clusters of long leaves then this is the one you need. Give it a limited amount of bright light and well-draining soil for better growth. For disease-free shining green leaves fertilize it with liquid nutrient supplements.
The care techniques that I discuss below will help you to grow a green and vibrant Hawaiian Ti Plant.
About the plant
Cordyline Fruticosa Glauca is very picky about its growing conditions. If you give it proper care like its natural home. Then it will grow taller than 10 feet and spread widely.
But we cannot create a natural growing environment in our homes. We grow plants to make our home beautiful not for commercial purposes. Changing the home environment according to the plant will cost you thousands of dollars.
The good news is this plant can grow 2 to 4 feet tall in the general US home environment. I believe this height is perfect for a houseplant.
In medium-size plant pots, they cannot grow taller than 2 feet.
Because this plant needs minimal care it is a perfect indoor plant for beginners
You cannot grow Ti plant outside because they cannot tolerate direct sun rays. Arrange some shade for it and then try it in your outdoor garden.
This plant performs very well in an indoor home environment. It grows without any issue because the light in our homes is enough for it to make its food. To grow it in dark corners you can install 150 watts grow light over it.
The key to success is to protect it from direct sunlight and give it indirect bright light.
Spring is the only time when you put the plant pot outside. On these days the sun emits low intense light as compared to the summer.
But my suggestion is to grow Ti plants indoors.
Green Ti is a tropical plant which means you need lightweight potting soil. The best formula will be
2 parts peat + 1 part perlite + 1 part sand
Do not forget that well-draining soil can save your Cordyline Fruticosa Glauca from different root problems. Perlite is well known for storing moisture content in its tiny pores. The stored moisture increases the size of a perlite ball.
This increases the fresh air flow in the root zone. In the absence of air, the root fungus chances increase by 45%.
In general-purpose potting soil, mix some parts of perlite and use it. If it already has perlite then no alteration is required.
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Watering Green Ti plant
Cordyline Fruticosa Glauca does not like to live in waterlogged soil. Do not water your plant if the top 2 inches of the potting soil are already well moist.
In the winter season be extra careful about watering green Ti plants. This is the best time period of plants. In this phase, they need less water and fewer nutrients.
I do not advise using tap water because in my area the tap water contains heavy minerals. These substances get collected at the bottom of the pot. This interrupts the functioning of roots.
The best water for plants is rainwater if you cannot store it then use filtered water.
To use tap water, fill the bucket at night and leave it there. On the next morning when the chlorine settles down at the bottom. You can use the upper half of the water for watering Cordyline Fruticosa.
Temperature & Humidity
The average room temperature is good for growing Hawaiian Ti Plant. 60 to 80 degrees F is the perfect temperature range. Make sure you have a home temperature in this range.
Below 60 Degrees F the Ti plant leaves start feeling cold and they turn brown in a few days.
You can take the help of a temperature monitor device to keep track of the room temperature. In winter days protect it from the direct flow of heating vents and cold air. Sudden hot or cold air gives a shock to your plant.
Green Ti plant is a humidity-loving plant put it in a highly humid place or raise the room humidity.
You should first use the pebble tray technique for raising the room humidity. If it does not work then adopt the professional approach and use plant humidifiers.
Buy any brand inexpensive plant humidifier and place it next to your plant. Also, move all your humidity-loving plants to the same room. They will also enjoy the moisturized air.
To help your plant produce vibrant green foliage fertilize it with a general-purpose nutrient supplement. Choose slow-releasing organic fertilizers. They continuously supply nutrients to the plant roots. The liquid form will be best to use for Hawaiian Ti Plant.
Fertilize your plant only once a month from spring to fall. Do not forget to dilute it first.
To prevent overfertilizing stop nutrient boots on winter days. Also, read the instructions on the bottle before diluting the liquid in water.
Repot the plant once it becomes 2 years old. Also, change the old potting soil of the plant. Because the container soil loses its fertility over time.
I use fancy terracotta pots for my indoor plants. No doubt they are a little heavier than plastic or ceramic pots. But plants thrive like crazy in them.
You should also choose plant pots that are good for their health. Go for benefits do not count looks only.
Hawaiian Ti Plant is toxic to dogs and cats. So, keep the plant out of their reach. Vomiting occasionally with blood, and dilated pupils (in cats) are a few clinical signs.
Consumption of any part of the plant can cause poisoning in pets. Glycosides and Steroidal Saponins are the two toxic substances found in the sap of the plant.
Green Ti plant propagation
For easy and better propagation cut the healthy stem that is 4 to 5 inches long.
Dab in the rooting hormone and remove the unwanted leaves. There should be only one or two leaves on each stem cutting.
The plant cutting in the moist growing medium or in moist potting soil. keep the soil moist by watering it regularly. Use a spray bottle for watering the soil.
Within 4 weeks you will see the new tiny green leaves. This indicates that stem cutting has developed new roots. Place the pot in indirect light. keep in mind that sun exposure can burn the stem cuttings.
Hawaiian Ti Plant needs minimal care to grow in the indoor environment. Under ideal growing conditions, it produces beautiful shining foliage.
It is a pest and disease-resistant plant but still for extra protection spray neem oil once a month.
Keep it away from your pets because it is toxic to them. Grow it in any part of the home with the help of artificial grow lights.