I have a ti plant that my husband gave to his mom in 1975 from Disneyland. I had a sprout from her and have had it for 20 years. The big root ball outgrew 4 pots and it got huge. However, when we bought our house 3 years ago, it didn't do so good so I cut the entire plant and repotted the root ball. We have soft water. It grew fast again but I should have buried it deeper. It has grown where the root ball bulb is now exposed. So, this is my question. Can I cut the root ball in half and then repot in the soil making two separate plants? I used to have an asparagus fern that go so big that I read I could cut it. I did and the two plants did very well.
If there are multiple shoots, then this can be the best way to save an old plant. That is very impressive that it has been around for that long. You can always regenerate it by splitting it, as long both segments have roots, and a top. You can also take cuttings and force roots, but dividing will always be more effective.
Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
My Hawaiian Ti Plants got frost bite and the lush red leaves are now brown. Should I prune them now her in Central Florida? Thank you, Jan Sherburne
I would wait a bit and see if new leaf sprouts start to come forth, then the plants will kind of show you where to prune them back. Doing so too early actually double shocks the plants creating shock that can kill them. I would water them with some water that has a product called Super Thrive in it the next 3 to 4 times they need watering. The super thrive helps plants deal with many shocks and stresses, I keep some on hand to use when the need arises.
What fertilizer should I use on Hawaii t s
Are you referring to the Ti plant? If this is the case, and all purpose fertilizer will be fine. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
My green Hawaiian TI plant is blooming, Should I cut of the stem off after it’s done blooming?
After it has finished, and started to dry out, you can cut this stalk out with no problem. Here is an article for more information on the care of this plant:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
We planted red ti plants outside (Houston area)... We had an unexpected frost and we thought they were dead. They have put out new healthy growth...can we cut the brown dead looking stem off to the ground now or wait til the Fall?
As long at danger of frost has passed you can prune the damaged areas from the plant.
What kind of lighting is best for this indoor house plant-direct or indirect? How often should I water the 2ft. plant that is in a 6 in. plastic pot?
This article will give you information on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm
I have a Hawaiian Ti plant that I started from a log approximately 40 years ago. It is kept indoors and was re potted in the Spring 2017. It sits in front of a window that gets indirect sunlight in the afternoon and evenings. The plant is about 4 feet tall. Three offspring about 9 inches tall surround the plant which sprung up during the summer. The main plant leaves have started turning brown and are dropping off to the point that few leaves are left. What do I need to do to save it? Is this going to affect the offspring?
It could be that the original plant has lived its life in a confined space. Remove the dying growth, and keep caring for the young. They should replace the larger plant. Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-hawaiian-ti-plant-indoors.htm