Ti Plant Red Sensation (Cordyline Fruticosa 'Hot Pepper')

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

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Cordyline Red Sensation Ti Plant (Cordyline Fruticosa 'Hot Pepper')
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

Embracing a fiery spirit, the Cordyline fruticosa 'Hot Pepper'—often recognized as Ti Plant, Cordyline terminalis, or Dracaena terminalis—captures the essence of the tropics. Its leaves, painted in vibrant reds and edged with a hint of green, create a sizzling visual delight, ensuring it stands out in any setting.

How to Grow

'Hot Pepper' thrives best in dappled sunlight but can adapt to varying light conditions. Ideally suited for USDA zones 10-12, this plant enjoys a well-draining, humus-rich soil mix. When planting, position it in a hole that's the same depth as the root ball and double its width, then gently firm the surrounding soil.


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Care Tips

Watering should be consistent, allowing the top layer of soil to dry out between sessions. While it cherishes humidity, avoid waterlogged conditions to prevent root issues. If indoors, occasional misting can help replicate the humidity of its native habitat.


Not just a visual masterpiece, the 'Hot Pepper' Ti Plant holds cultural significance in many Pacific regions. It's often used in ceremonies, and its vibrant leaves can be crafted into various traditional artifacts. As an ornamental, it's a surefire way to add a tropical flair to interiors and gardens alike.

Planting Tips

If opting for container planting, ensure the pot offers good drainage to prevent water stagnation. When integrating into a landscape, provide 3-4 feet of spacing between plants to cater for their full growth potential.


To maintain its radiant foliage, consider an annual application of a balanced, slow-release fertilizer as spring arrives. For a more compact appearance, the top of young plants can be pinched off, promoting denser growth.

Pests and Diseases

Be on the lookout for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regular leaf checks and preventive treatments like insecticidal soap or neem oil can help keep them at bay. Prioritize good air circulation and avoid excessive moisture to deter fungal infections.

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