Ti plants are tall and have many garden forms, differing in leaf colors. When a tree lives in open ground, it very quickly becomes a palm tree. But as an indoor ornamental flower, with proper care, C. fruticosa retains leaves to the very base and grows very slowly, not blooming in a flowerpot.
Commonly known simply as the Ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant of the asparagus family. Its homeland is the tropics of Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, northeast Australia, and the islands of the Indian Ocean and Polynesia.