Cordyline terminalis


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The Cordyline Terminalis, aka Hawaiian Ti Plant, Good Luck Plant, Ti Plant 'Red Sister', is one of the more attractive indoor plants around. When mature, the foliage is bronze red, green, with specks of white, pink. The Ti Plant likes humidity, bright light, and evenly moist soil. Indoors, the "Red Sister" can reach heights of up to 8 feet, outside, if you're in a warm climate, it can reach upwards to 15 feet.

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Isn't this dracena? That is what we call this plant around these part.. this again loves the full sun and the colors are glorious.. pretty common here where I live... It can get unsightly and spindly if not trimmed and taken care of... We have some stupid looking plants here in our common garden.. which I had to trim and nourish to get them to look like the one in your picture.. These are pretty hardly plants but are quite prone to the white mealy bug when there isn't enough light.
 
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Good Luck Plant is a lovely name. The plant itself also looks very interesting. Some of the leaves have such an intense, beautiful color!

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Isn't this dracena?

No, it's not the Dracaena Marginata.. there are many different plant species that fall under the Dracaena category. Here's the Marginata, or the "Madagascar Dragon Tree" .. It's native to Madagascar and is (as you know, I'm sure) very common. I have one in my bedroom that is over 20-years-old. A couple things I love about the Marginata is that it grows in different directions, with various twist and turns. Also, you can break a piece off, put it in water, root it, and start another plant. I have about 4 Dracaena Marginata's all from the one 20-year-old plant that I call, "Isis" (and YES, call me crazy, but all of my older plants have names).. The picture below is not mine, but the one below this image is Levania..

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Below is one of my Marginata's at home, this is Levania (pronounced lee-van-nee-ya, means, "Morning Sun") Other names for some of my plants are: Damacleus - a large hybrid container plant; Zeta - a 10-year-old Silver Queen; Yoshima - tri-color Marginata; Baby Yoshima - offspring of Yoshima; Cantebury - a ponytail palm, just re-potted so she is about to experience some serious growth.. I just started another hybrid container plant, that, in a few months will be much larger and fuller than she is today - looking for name suggestions.. )

Pictured below is Levania, one of the offspring of Isis, she is about 8-years-old and close to 6 feet tall. Isis is about 7 feet tall but grows in different directions, similar to the image above, except she is much thicker..

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I have about 4 Dracaena Marginata's all from the one 20-year-old plant that I call, "Isis" (and YES, call me crazy, but all of my older plants have names).. The picture below is not mine, but the one below this image is Levania..
My plants have names too!:p Not only the older ones. My miniature roses are very dear to me, I take care of them every day so they deserve to have a pretty name:)

This Good Luck Plant is gorgeous:

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The Cordyline Terminalis, aka Hawaiian Ti Plant, Good Luck Plant, Ti Plant 'Red Sister', is one of the more attractive indoor plants around. When mature, the foliage is bronze red, green, with specks of white, pink. The Ti Plant likes humidity, bright light, and evenly moist soil. Indoors, the "Red Sister" can reach heights of up to 8 feet, outside, if you're in a warm climate, it can reach upwards to 15 feet.

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This is what I have/ i should say had... I was told this is dracaena... and I accepted this without checking... I think I googled it at that time and saw this picture come up... Good to know the real name now... I have been meaning to get some of these cuttings from our common garden and start my own plant at home... but never got to do that... Now may be I should.
 
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