How to grow Cordyline

Cordyline grow and care – 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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How to grow 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 indoor 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:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Black leaves
  • Brown leaves
  • Pink leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9