As with many tropical plants, it is best to allow the plant to dry out some in between waterings. Check the ti plant weekly to see if the top of the soil is dry. If the soil is dry, go ahead and water the plant until the water comes out through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. If you have a problem with brown tips on your plant despite proper watering, try switching your water to non-fluoridated or distilled water, as fluoride is mildly toxic to ti plants. When growing a Hawaiian ti plant indoors, you will want to fertilize it about once a month in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter. If you find that your ti plant indoors is losing its vibrant color, try changing its care some.
- Light Needs: Indoor Sun or Partial Shade
- Watering Needs: Water ti plants whenever it starts to dry out on top. When watering, soak the soil slowly so that the water can seep down around the roots.
Ti plants (Cordyline minalis) come in a wide variety of colors, including green, red, chocolate, pink, orange, variegated and combinations of all of these. They grow in a tiered rosette and do not often flower. They make excellent houseplants on their own or can be combined with other houseplants with similar needs to make a stunning display.