Good Luck Plant
Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi'
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. It is regarded as a sacred plant by many Austronesian cultures - it wards off evil spirits, and the green-leaved varieties symbolise 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 but our UK weather means it's not suitable for outdoors, so you're unlikely to see heights anywhere near that!
I am a tropical beauty, primarily grown from my foliage which features streaks of light and dark green, cream and hot pink.
Growing pot size: 12cm.
Overall plant height including growing pot: 20-25cm
Pets: Toxic if ingested.
Useful to know:
I am native to western Pacific areas - NZ, eastern Australia and Hawaii
I can grow to 1.5m in height and grow at an average speed
I like bright light so feel free to pop me in the sun (when there is some!)
I like my soil to be moist but not soggy. You can leave my soil to dry out during winter between waterings
I like it warm but live comfortably in rooms above 15 degrees C
During the summer months, I like to be fed weekly with a nitrogen-rich liquid fertiliser.
I like my leaves to be misted and if my leaves get dusty, put me under a cold shower! Feel free to trim my stems if I start growing to wildly.
If I start losing my leaves, try upping the humidity and temperature around me
My leaves are toxic but you'd have to eat a lot to get ill!
If we're lucky enough to get a good summer, I can produce fragrant pink flowers which are follwed by deep purple berries.
*Decorative pot sold separately.