The fun thing about these colorful plants is that they are so easy to root and share. Simply trim a top cutting with six inches or more of stem, remove the old leaves and put it in a flower vase near a window. While enjoying the indoor tropical colors, your new cutting should form roots in just a few weeks and will be ready to pot in a months time.
The growth rate of Black Strap will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
When you receive your new Hawaiian Ti, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water and moving it to a shady location, simply water when dry. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Hawaiian Ti.