Ti Tree – Gallon
Cordyline fruticosa is an evergreen flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae. The plant is of great cultural importance as it is cultivated for food, traditional medicine, and as an ornamental for its variously colored leaves. The leaves are used to make many different lei and items of clothing, including skirts worn for traditional dance.
Ti is a palm-like plant growing up to 9 feet tall with an attractive, fan-like and spirally arranged cluster of broadly elongated leaves at the tip of the slender trunk. In ancient Hawai`i, ti was sacred to the god of fertility and agriculture – Lono, and the goddess of the forest and the hula dance – Laka. Ti leaves were once used to outline borders between properties, planted in corners of the home to keep evil spirits away. To this day, some Hawaiians plant tī near their houses to bring good luck.
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