Ti Leaf

Common Names: Ti Leaf

Botanical names: Cordyline fruticosa

Availability: Year round

Vase life: Several weeks

Storage temperatures: Chill sensitive, store above 55F.

Ethylene Sensitive: Yes

Description: Ti leaves are long, narrow, and sword-shaped, with a pointed tip. They range in length from about 1 to 2 feet. The leaves have a smooth and glossy texture

Color: Dark green to reddish-purple,

Botanical facts: Ti plants are native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia, Australia, and various Pacific Islands. They have been introduced to many other tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.

Design notes: The glossy, dark green leaves provide a unique texture that adds depth and interest to floral arrangements. The leaves can be manipulated and shaped to create different visual effects, such as loops, curls, or folds. Their durability makes them ideal for use in floral designs that need to last for extended periods.

Purchasing hints: Select leaves that are of perfect green color, without yellowing, blemishes or damage.

Conditioning: Cut two inches off of the stem ends with a sharp knife. Hydrate in water only for two hours before storage or usage. Store in water only.

Additional notes: Ti leaves hold significant cultural importance in many Pacific Island cultures, where they are used in various ceremonies and rituals. They are often woven into leis, skirts, and other decorative items. In some traditions, ti leaves are believed to possess spiritual or protective qualities.