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4-8 inch potted small plant.
Miss Andrea Ti
One of the most well-loved tropical
foliage plants, Ti (rhymes with "tea") is most often
associated with Hawaii and the South Pacific. Best known for
its large, colorful leaves which grow from the stem tips in a
circular, star-like pattern.
Cordyline Ti plants achieve
a stunning tropical look indoors or
out. This colorful variable species are among the most breath taking foliage plants. These spectacular plants come in many cultivars with glowing
colors of red, green, purple, maroon, rose, pink and yellow. With a vast range of colors and sizes, Ti plants or cordylines
are crowned as "King of Tropical Foliage".
Ti plant's relative ease of growing has made Cordylines popular with gardeners, landscapers and collectors alike throughout the world. Cordyline Ti plants are popular
because Ti cultivars provide an endless array of various shades of purple, maroon, rose,
pink and yellow, as well as green. Intense brightness of many of the colors, including
green, under good environmental conditions may be so vivid that plants appear fantastic
plastic created. Some cultivars also may be mostly dark purple or maroon with outrageous
highlights of rose, yellow or pink common to that cultivar.
Considered good luck to
plant around the perimeter of your property to prevent Madame Pele's lava flows from
overrunning your home or just to ward off evil spirits.
Cordyline Ti plants enjoy regular water and warm
temperatures. Grown in shade, particularly in warmer climates. Protect Ti plants from low
humidity or dry winds outdoors. Cordyline Ti plants can be regrown from roots in cold
climates. They thrive as a houseplants in containers. Ti plants or
are extremely popular worldwide for their intense leaf colors and leaf shapes producing
interest and contrasts even in deep shade.
Ti leaves are also used in Hawaii to wrap food bundles that will then be steamed or
boiled. The food wrapped in leaves is called a lau-lau (lau is the Hawaiian for leaf).
Cordyline Ti plants are also used for making simple woven leis and they
are made into long strips to use in skirts for dancing hula.....the misnamed grass skirt,
is usually made of Ti leaves.
intensity appears to be controlled by temperature, light and fertilizer levels. Levels of
carbohydrates are low during summer when night temperatures are high and poor color often
occurs during this period. Low light intensity, especially during summer, and high
fertilizer levels also reduce color intensity. Best color intensity will occur during the
period November through May, if suggested light and fertilizer levels are utilized. During
periods of poor coloration, some improvement can often be obtained by increasing light
intensity and reducing temperature.
Light levels can affect appearance of multi-colored ti cultivars. Cultivars like Baby Doll
which normally have dark red leaves with a narrow medium red to pink margin, will begin to
produce leaves with wider pink margins as the production light intensity is reduced.
Suggested level is about 3000 to 3500 ft-c, which will produce plants with good
Good growth can be obtained with either
liquid or slow-release fertilizers at the rate of 2.9 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1000
square feet per month from a 3-1-2 or similar ratio product. Where plants are subject to
heavy rainfall or frequent irrigation, the fertilizer level may need to be increased.
The potting medium utilized for ti
plant should be of good quality, and provide excellent aeration and water-holding
capacity. Amendments should include a low to moderate level of micronutrients such as 1 lb
Micromax/yd3 and sufficient dolomite to adjust medium pH to 5.5 to 6.5. The higher pH has
been shown to be beneficial in reducing fluoride toxicity.
Suggested air temperatures for best
growth are 65°F minimum to 95°F maximum. Ti can tolerate lower and higher temperatures,
but growth rate will be reduced.
Many of the small plants used in small
combination planters are started from seed and are highly variable in color, from green to
deep maroon and variegated. Most of the named cultivars in the trade are selections made
from unique and attractive seed-grown plants. A few of the named cultivars now popular in
the United States are listed below:
`Baby Doll' is a small-leaved cultivar
with maroon leaves trimmed with a pink edge. a dwarf cultivar with unusually marked and
colored very narrow foliage.
`Firebrand' is a relatively
large-leaved cultivar with dark burgundy foliage.
`Kiwi' is a very beautiful Ti originating in New Zealand, popular medium to small-leafed variety with a fine margin
trace of red around a green leaf with an irregular internal pattern of yellow-green,
yellow and ivory stripes which follow the leaf veins. There are also a few fine red lines
in the internal pattern on some leaves. `Kiwi' is of intermediate size 5' with a base color of olive green, heavily
striped with yellow, leaves are margined with red, which sometimes spreads into beautiful
Prince is a glowing purple and
dark red foliage, make this little gem a truly great cordyline for container or garden.
Foliage is absolutely striking!
'Red Sister' A very easy to
grow variety with splendid foliage shocking pink, red and maroon , medium height
strap-shaped, deep green or variegated in cultivars, from erect, suckering and unbranched
Flowers: insignificant or
seldom seen indoors, white to purple in loose panicles
Cold Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to
Partial Shade Light Shade
Height x width: 3-6' x
3-8' (to 15' if ideal, outdoors)
Pests and Problems:
leaf spots, bacterial soft rot, root rots, mealy bugs, scales, spider mites; brown leaf
margins indicate dry air or fluoride excess, leaf spots from wet foliage
Growth habit, uses: A
woody perennial growing to 4-6ft, but as high as 10-12ft. colorful foliage
Other interest: listed
by some references as fruticosa;; native peoples use the species for fiber and food
(roots); from the Greek kordyle meaning club, referring to the thickened root;
common name is usually pronounced as in "tie", although as in "tea" is
supposedly correct; often confused with Dracaena
Watering: evenly moist
Other culture: lower
leaves drop as plant grows, requiring air layering or similar to renew and keep lower;
does not tolerate salt spray on foliage
cuttings, division, air layering, tip cuttings (bottom trunk will regrow), stem section
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Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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