Ti plants or cordylines, are extremely popular worldwide for their intense leaf colors and leaf shapes producing interest and contrasts even in deep shade. Native to Eastern Asia to Polynesia, ti hybrids have names in English, French, Japanese and Hawaiian. Ti is pronounced like ‘Tea’ in some areas, but in Florida the name rhymes with ‘Hi.” Cordylines are tropicals and seen happy outdoors only in South Florida. This plant is tolerant of most soil conditions. Water moderately and feed normally. Stems can be cut almost any time and cuttings can be inserted into the ground to start a new plant. The mother plant will branch with new stems and new leaves if you do.