Will the plant come back? I have trimmed it down about 6 inches from the ground. Got rid of all damaged limbs and branches.
If the stem survived, it will regrow its leaves. I would give it a few weeks to see if it starts to grow new leaves. If you do not see any growth in a few weeks, it is likely dead. These articles will help you as well:
My Hawaiian ti plant has 3 brown leaves. I need to know if I need to let them fall off or do some pruning to the plant.
If it's just a few leaves, I wouldn't worry too much. Just remove them from the plant. I would, however, check the soil to make sure the plant isn't too dry, as browning of leaves are a good indication that it needs watering. If the browning continues, the plant may be developing a fungal issue (check for overly wet conditions and yellowing leaves as well). Neem oil is a good fungicide and will help if this is an issue.
There was an offshoot which has grown to approx. 5 feet. So far so good. Two days ago we started to smell something sweet, but very strong. We located the smell and it is coming from a string of small flowers/blooms at the top of the Ti Palm. I had no idea this plant would produce flowers.
Mature plants produce yellowish or reddish flowers that are sweetly scented, less than a half inch (1.25 cm) across, and clustered in conspicuous 12 in (30 cm) panicles.
The following article has good advice on Cordyline: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
Do they do well planted outdoors? To what height do they grow?
Yes, Hawaiian Ti do well planted outdoors (grows best in zones 10-12 - Venice, FL is 9b but you should be fine) and grows up to 10 feet high with a spread of 3-4 feet.
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When you start the logs for the ti plant, how soon when you see sprouts? Do you plant them into soil? When we received our ti plants, they are a log that you keep in water until you see them sprout, then you put them into soil. How long do you wait to plant them?
Usually, you will begin to see sprouts within two to six weeks. Once your ti plant sprouts and you're ready for planting, this article will help with its care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
It has gotten huge (6' high). Can I remove leaves growing from top to slow it down? Don't know how I will get it out of the house if I ever need to...
You can safely trim back all stems to about 12 inches from the soil line.
New shoots will grow back from the cut line.
If the plant has multiple stems that need trimming.
Cut back all but 3 of the stems. Allow the trimmed areas to grow back before trimming back the remaining stems.
You can root the cut portions in a clear cup of water and propagate new Ti Tree plants!
My Hawaiian Ti plants were planted in the ground - northeast FL Zone 9a. Leaves are all turning brown. Any recommendations? Good soil and well drained. Some sun, mostly shaded, and watered only after soil is dry.
Did you experience a bout of cold weather recently? Hawaiian Ti's can't tolerate temperatures below 50 F.
What kind of water do you use? Poor water quality could be suspect. Try switching your water to non-fluoridated or distilled water, as fluoride is mildly toxic to hawaiian ti plants.
I am also wondering about letting the soil dry out between waterings. In the midst of my research I was getting conflicting information. Many resources I found said to water enough to keep the surface soil evenly moist (not soggy). It's something to consider anyways. You may also want to consider fertilizing it if you haven't already.
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