How to grow Cordyline

Cordyline growing shrub‎ of the genus Cordyline also known as Ti plant, Cordyline plant is a perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental and grow mostly for the colorful leaves, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics climate or as houseplant, growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color can be: green, pink, purple, yellow, brown, red or mix color (variegate), the leaves grow in rosettes structure, the leaf shape can spiny pointed in the spear shape, elliptic or oval shape.

Cordyline flower

Flower color white or pink, the flowers small grows on inflorescence spikes.

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Requirements for growing and care:

Frost free, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, when there are more than one cultivar in the same area

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to autumn

Pests and diseases:
Mites, Mealybugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves, the trunk cut in the edge when there is need to divide the growth

Size of the plant?
0.5-4 m 2-12 feet.

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (some species)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer to autumn

General information about the flower:
White flowers small grow on inflorescence spikes

Scientific name:


Blooming Seasons

Flower Colors


Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone