Cordyline Glauca Cordyline fruticosa 'Glauca'Brand - PlantX US
The dense, bright green clusters of stems continue to grow upwards making this a fairly tall specimen.
Key Information and Plant Overview
- Other Common Names: Green Ti Plant
- Binomial Name: Cordyline fruticosa 'Glauca'
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Bright indirect
- Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
- Pet Friendly: Yes
The simplicity of the Cordyline Glauca is all that’s needed to green up a space! This easy to care for plant prefers bright indirect to medium light. The dense, bright green clusters of stems continue to grow upwards making this a fairly tall specimen. As the plant matures, the lower leaves begin to die. This creates a bare stem look that is often desired with this plant.
PlantX Top Tip: Check for pests on a regular basis where the leaves meet the stems!
How to Care for Cordyline Glauca
- Light: Bright indirect to medium light.
- Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry in between watering
- Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
- Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
- Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
- Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
- Propagation: Division
- Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
- Cleaning Tip: Gently wash the leaves of dust and debris with a showerhead and remove any dead or dying foliage.
- Toxicity: Toxic
Cordyline Glauca - Common Problems
My plant's leaves are browning: As the plant matures, it is natural for some foliage to become brown and die. Another reason could be the lack of light. Move your plant into a spot with bright, indirect light.
The leaves are yellowing: When leaves are yellowing, check the soil and inspect for pests and remember to fertilize your plant.
The leaves are becoming dry and crispy: Check the soil moisture, if it is dry - give the plant water. If it is damp, remove the plant from the pot and inspect the roots. If the roots are brown and mushy - that is a sign of root hair bursting and could lead to issues within the soil such as root rot. Provide the plant with ample humidity. If the humidity is too low, the plant will begin dropping its leaves.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Scale, spider mites, and aphids