Bobbi taylor
Bobbi taylor
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  • New York, NY
Asked on Oct 5, 2017

Ti house plant needs help

Bobbi taylorDebra LopezSarah
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I was away for 2 weeks and came home to find my Ti plant in very bad shape. More than half the leaves have dried and feel like paper. Any suggestions on how to save this beautiful plant?
q ti house plant needs help
10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Remove the burnt leaves,re-pot in fresh soil,keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Hello! Did you leave your Ti in the sun — only bright light not direct sun. They will thrive in m shade, too, and need good drainage. Here are some guidelines:


  • Janet Panos
    on Oct 5, 2017

    You are very welcome, Bobbi! Glad Hometalk was able to help!
  • Susan K Mullins
    on Oct 6, 2017

    First I would take the damaged leaves off. They will just suck up energy from the healthy parts of the plant. Next, I would repot the plant, using a good potting soil. If the roots have slim on them or look unhealth, I would rinse them off with cool water. Place the plant out of direct light as it heals.
  • Bobbi taylor
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Thanks so much Susan. I will do as you suggest. Very Helpful.
  • Non6789814
    on Oct 6, 2017

    I have a Ti plant that lives outside., I live in Calif. I keep it under the roof on the frony porch. Water about once a week, I water until the tray underneath if full of water. I take off all the yellow leaves. good luck
  • Bobbi taylor
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Thanks!
  • Sarah
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I've had my Ti for over 30 years and they are very resilient and I have only repotted once in that time. They hate direct sun and yours got a sunburn. Take off the bad leaves, water well and put under the eaves of your house so it gets sun but not directly. I had a helper decide to cut it down (who in the right mind would do that?). Thank goodness it came back to full foliage. I started mine from a piece of stalk, so don't worry too much. Hope this helps.
  • Debra Lopez
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Make sure you have a drip pan under your part. Once a month water with one pack of gelatin mix with 1 quart of water. Do not use all just enough to saturate the plant. Place in medium to low light. You should have beautiful leaves in a week or two
  • Bobbi taylor
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Interesting. Never heard of using gelatin mix, but I will try. Thanks for the suggestion.
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