Plant With Colorful Leaves is Hawaiian Ti Plant

We have a new houseplant but I’m not sure what it is. I’ve never been very good with houseplants so I need to know what it is to learn how to care for it. It’s leaves are green and burgundy/pinkish 12 – 15 inches long and up to 4 inches wide.

Hi CeeCee,

Green, pink, and purple Ti Plant
Ti Plant
Cordyline terminalis

Your plant is a Ti Plant ( Cordyline terminalis), and is one of the most colorful foliage plants you can purchase. There are many similarities between Ti Plants, also called Hawaiian Good Luck Plants, and Dracaenas. The major difference is that Dracaenas are easy care plants while Ti Plants require quite a bit of extra care. Here are some care tips for you.