This gorgeous, pink and green plant is native to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia making it a great plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Cordyline, also known as the Hawaiin Ti Plant, can grow up to 2-4 feet tall in the right environment. They should only be planted outside in climates warm enough for the Ti, so summertime in Chicago is about the only time you should bring this plant outside. They make an excellent houseplant during the other seasons! 

  • Light

The Cordyline will be happy in a bright spot, direct or indirect sunlight. Variations with green leaves will appreciate full direct sun while variations with more colors will prefer indirect light. Great plant for your patio or porch in the summer months!

  • Water

Consistent moisture for a Cordyline is important to help it thrive. Water when the top 1-2 inches of the soil is dried out. If it is outside, make sure to check before watering as rain can do the job for you on some days. 

  • Humidity and Temp

Cordyline's will thrive in high humidity and temperatures above 62 degrees Fahrenheit. These are jungle plants so if you notice leaves dropping, increase the humidity and temperature.   

  •  Soil
Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for your Ctenanthe Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.
  • Fertilizer

Cordyline's will appreciate plant food weekly in the spring and summer months but does not require fertilization in the winter.


  • Pet Friendly? 
No, this plant is technically toxic to pets and children.
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