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Also known as Ti Plants, cordyline is a genus of plants native to Pacific islands and parts of Southeast Asia. This plant is very easy to grow as a decorative houseplant as long as you place them in a sunny and warm area of your home. Their leathery, lance-shaped leaves come in a variety of colors, including green, yellow, white, purple, and red. Some species in this group produce fragrant flowers followed by little berries. Growing upwards of 3 feet, Cordyline makes for a showstopping houseplant virtually anyone can take care of.
How to Care for and Grow Cordyline Plants
Cordyline needs bright light, but avoid direct light in unhabituated plants. However, green-leaved cordyline tends to do best indirect light, while those with other colored leaves prefer bright indirect or filtered light. We recommend placing your houseplant in an area of your home that receives lots of sunlight but not directly in front of a window.
When watering your Cordyline, it is important to water them thoroughly and to allow excess water to drain out of its container. Your plant's soil will need to be moist continuously, but a well-draining soil will assure your plant does not run the risk of root rot. During the winter months, reduce your watering schedule. A good rule of thumb is if the surface of the soil is dry you can water your plant.
Cordyline thrives best in a well-drained, high-quality, rich potting mix with a pH of 6 to 6.5. It is important for their soil to always stay moist but now allow the roots to sit in standing water. This is why well-draining soil is a must when planting your houseplant.
Cordyline can be fed in the spring with a slow-release pellet fertilizer. During its growing season, you can feed them weekly with a liquid fertilizer at half strength. Remember to not fertilize during the winter months. During the winter your houseplant will enter a phase of growth dormancy and any fertilization could stun their growth in the spring.
The Importance of Propagating Cordyline Plants
The best way to propagate a Cordyline is by cutting a 3 - 5-inch piece from a mature stem and remove all of its leaves. Next, lay pieces in the sand and apply heat from below, as needed, to keep a consistent temperature of 62 degrees. Shoots will grow from the eyes of the stems and can be planted in high-quality potting soil when they have about 4 to 6 leaves remaining. We recommend repotting your Cordyline every spring to every other spring.
Types of Cordyline Plants
Cordyline Red Sister plants are an eye-catching tropical houseplant that produces hot pink and purple variegated foliage. It is an extremely low-maintenance plant that is easy for anyone to grow. Place your Red Sister in any spot of your home that needs a boost of color, their vibrant foliage makes a stunning addition to your home decor.
This handsome tropical houseplant yields deep burgundy and red-pointed foliage. They require being placed in a warm well-lit room to grow to their fullest potential.
Cordyline Red Star adds a nice tropic flair to any home it is in. This evergreen houseplant has spiky reddish-bronze foliage that provides year-round interest. Similar to the Red Sister but Red Star has much more narrow spiky leaves.
Also known as the Good Luck Plant, Cordyline Florica is most known for its ornamental variegated purple and white foliage. This plant loves humidity and requires a place in your home that will provide it with the light, warmth, and temperature it deserves. We recommend placing it near a window and next to a humidifier to grow big and strong.