Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister')

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Cordyline Red Sister Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister')
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

With a flair for drama, the Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', often referred to as the Ti Plant, Cordyline terminalis, or Dracaena terminalis, dazzles with its intense red and burgundy leaves. This exotic beauty stands out with its vibrant foliage, making it a statement piece in any garden or indoor space.

How to Grow

'Red Sister' prefers a spot with bright, indirect sunlight but can also tolerate dappled shade. Ideal for USDA zones 10-12, this plant thrives in a well-draining soil mix with a slight tilt towards acidity. When planting, ensure the hole matches the depth of its root ball and is double in width, then firmly set the plant in place.


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Care Tips

Maintain a consistent watering routine, but allow the surface soil to dry between watering sessions. Given its tropical origins, 'Red Sister' appreciates higher humidity levels. For indoor plants, occasional leaf misting or placing on a humidity tray can replicate this moist environment.


The 'Red Sister' Ti Plant, besides being a visual spectacle, holds cultural significance in many Pacific regions. Its vibrant leaves often feature in rituals and can be used to craft traditional items. In modern settings, it acts as a vibrant backdrop in gardens and adds a splash of color to interiors.

Planting Tips

When opting for container cultivation, select pots with efficient drainage to avoid water stagnation. For garden plantings, provide a spacing of about 3-4 feet between plants, allowing them to flourish without crowding.


To keep its radiant coloration in prime condition, feed your 'Red Sister' with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer come springtime. If desiring a more compact plant, consider pinching off the top of younger specimens to promote denser growth.

Pests and Diseases

'Red Sister' is resilient, but it's wise to be vigilant for pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regular leaf checks and interventions like neem oil or insecticidal soap can keep these pests in check. Ensure proper watering practices and good air flow to mitigate risks of fungal issues.

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