Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Auntie Lou')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Ti Plant
Mature Height 3-6 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-75°F
Watering Needs Moderate (once a week)
Growth Rate 6-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to tropical regions of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands

The Cordyline fruticosa 'Auntie Lou', commonly referred to as the Ti Plant, Cordyline terminalis, or Dracaena terminalis, is a tropical treasure. Its vibrant, variegated leaves - boasting rich shades of green streaked with pink - make it a captivating addition to any plant collection.

How to Grow

'Auntie Lou' flourishes in bright, indirect light but can also tolerate partial shade. Perfect for USDA zones 10-12, this plant prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. When planting, create a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide, then firm the soil around the plant to secure it.


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Care Tips

Water the Ti Plant consistently, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. While it enjoys humidity, be cautious of over-watering to prevent root rot. During warmer months, consider misting the leaves to replicate its native humid environment.


With its striking foliage, 'Auntie Lou' serves as a brilliant ornamental piece for both homes and gardens. In many cultures, the leaves also hold ceremonial significance and are used in rituals and for crafting traditional items like Hawaiian hula skirts.

Planting Tips

When planting in containers, ensure you choose pots with adequate drainage holes. This prevents water stagnation and promotes healthy root growth. For landscape planting, space them about 3-4 feet apart to allow for mature spread.


For bushier growth, consider pinching off the top of young plants. Annually, as spring emerges, feed your Ti Plant with a balanced slow-release fertilizer to boost its vibrant coloration and promote healthy growth.

Pests and Diseases

Watch out for pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regularly inspect the leaves and stems, and if needed, apply insecticidal soap or neem oil for control. To avoid fungal diseases, always ensure good air circulation and avoid overly damp conditions.

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