Regarded by many Austronesian cultures as a sacred plant!
The Good Luck plant also goes by the common names Hawaiian Ti plant, Palm Lily and Cabbage Palm. It is native to Southeast Asia, particularly the Pacific Islands and New Zealand.
Regarded by many Austronesian cultures as a sacred plant that wards off evil spirits and the green-leaved varieties symbolize peace and healing! So it is hugely popular to have both indoors and out.
It likes bright light and moist soil, so don’t leave it to dry out too much. It also likes warmth, so keep it away from draughts. In the wild, it can grow to 3m in height
I am a tropical beauty, primarily grown from my foliage which features streaks of light and dark green, cream and hot pink.
The house plant that loves direct light
Ideal to give to a friend as it is supposed to bring good luck
Can grow into a tall plant, but currently is the perfect small size
Light coloured leaves are ideal to lighten up your green jungle
Temperature : Likes it warm but can live comfortably in rooms above 15 degrees
Lighting preference : Bright light is perfect – so feel free to pop it in the sun (when there is some!)
Irrigation of water : Keep the soil moist but not soggy. You can leave the soil to dry out during winter between waterings
Humidity : The Glauca likes a high humidity .To have a long-lasting pleasure from this plant, you can spray it regularly . stand it on a tray filled with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will increase humidity around the plant. The lower leaves of Cordyline will naturally die back as the plant grows. These should be carefully removed, to maintain a tidy appearance.
Fertilization and feeding : During the summer months, fed weekly with a nitrogen-rich liquid fertiliser
Soil : Kiwi Hawaiian Ti enjoy a well drained, general purpose potting mix easily found at your local box store. Remember try to stay away from arid or wet, mucky soils.
Toxicity : Toxic to pets if ingested.
Pot Size : All Hawaiian Ti varieties grow very well in containers, indoors or on the patio. Smaller varieties grow best indoors in 8″ to 10″ diameter pots while larger varieties need enough room for growth, generally a 10″ to a 20″ diameter, 18″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Hawaiian Ti will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow, at that point it is time for a larger pot.
Pruning : Mist the leaves to clean them from dusty or put it under a lukewarm shower! Feel free to trim the stems if they start growing too wildly
Diseases : Watch out for white mealy bugs on the underside of the leaf. If found the leaves can be treated with insecticidal soap or a solution of rubbing alcohol and water.
Brown tips to the leaves are the result of a dry atmosphere, try giving you plant a good misting and water more regularly.
Over time the lower leaves will tend to dry up and turn brown, remove these to keep your plant looking tidy.
Air Purification : This plant filters airborne toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde and is part of our clean air plant collection.