A Perspective on Cordylines - Tall Ti Plants

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    It dawned on me that almost all of the pics we have of Ti plants and Crotons are close-ups of the leaves, and don't show the growth habit of the whole plant.

    I have been criticized for letting my Ti plants get too tall and lanky. I know if I cut them they will branch more and become fuller. But for many of them, I have just let then get tall. So I thought I would share and give some perspective on just how tall some of these can get. I would say that many of them are well over 20 ft. I will have to get some more pics with someone for scale stepping in.
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  2. ScotTi

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    Dean, You just blew my mind, Woot 20 feet tall! I have a few around 10 feet, I can't imagine them at 20. I also like them tall as they remind me of very colorful palms. Great photos!
     
  3. ScotTi

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    My Florwaiiian Ti boarder. Img_4990.jpg Img_4989.jpg Img_4993.jpg Img_4995.jpg
     
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  5. tropicalken

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    I think tall ti plants are great as a backdrop for shorter things planted in front of them. Why not plant some more of the same type near the base of your large ones to eventually give the effect of a bushy plant.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

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    Nice Scott - looks like I don't have near enough ti plants yet. :)
     
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    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    One can never have near enough ti. :D
     
  8. tropicalken

    tropicalken Active Member

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    You can always sneak a ti plant in somewhere. They take up so little root room.
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Gorgeous!!! I love them tall in their natural growing habit and I love them cut and full also. Great plants. Thanks for posting. I am enjoying your tis.
     
  10. Ninja

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    WOW!!! nice pictures, keep them coming! one of my logs is having the first tiny leaves... still a long way to go :D
     
  11. Dypsisdean

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    Thanks guys/gals - Nina, you will do wonders with them and your green thumb. :)
     

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