Ti Plant-Cordyline Terminalis-Turning Brown

I’m very new to taking care of plants. Also I’m not sure what kind of plant this is. Could you tell me how to take care of this please.

Thank you


You plant looks like a Ti Plant (CORDYLINE TERMINALIS), though if I had a closeup of a leaf I could be more certain. Here is what a Ti Plant looks like.

Green and red Ti Plant

Ti Plant  Cordyline Terminalis

Proper watering is the most difficult part of taking care of your Ti Plant. The soil needs to be moist but never soggy and should never totally dry out. Use bottled water if your regular water contains fluoride, chlorine, or passes through a water softener since chemicals damage the leaves of a Ti Plant. Fluoride toxicity is especially harmful, causing brown leaf tips. You can read all of my care tips for this plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.



These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants