Ti Plant Cordyline Terminalis Red Ribbons
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Ti Plant Cordyline terminalis Red Ribbons
Puohokamoa Valley Ha‘ipua‘ena Maui Hawaii
Cordylines are known to the tropical world by many names and are crowned as 'King of tropical foliage' . . The tropical Ti plant, also known as Ti is used extensively by Hawaiians and planted at the entrance to a home or business for good fortune and to drive away negative energy. There are many varieties here on Maui. They are technically classified as Cordyline terminalis. There are approximately 20 species of Cordyline. The majority of cordylin es prefer bright sunlight with dappled light filtering through palms or other light foliaged trees. This beautiful Ti is more of an ornamental and very beautiful.
They have long narrow, leathery, often variegated leaves and yellowish, white, or reddish flowers with glossy deep red berries. Many which are thriving in their growing conditions stand over 15 feet high. Native to Eastern Asia to Polynesia, Ti hybrids have names in Hawaiian, English, French, and Japanese. The correct pronunciation of Ti is similar to Tea. Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant in the Asparagus family, Asparagaceae, known by a wide variety of common names, including Cabbage Palm, Good Luck Plant, Palm Lily, Ti Plant, Kī, Lā‘ī (Hawaiian), Tī Pore (Māori), Sī (Tongan), Lauti (Samoan), and ʻAutī (Tahitian).
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August 25th, 2015
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