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Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by ScotTi, Oct 17, 2016.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I started my 'Earthquake' from a 6" log in Feb 2012. All looked to be going great and it had added 16" of growth over the years planted out in the garden. This year I noticed it was not looking its best but was still adding new leaves, but only holding on to a few at a time on the three growth stems. A couple of weeks ago I went into save mode and cut two of the stems for rooting. The stems rooted in a week in water and are now potted up.
    I took a look over the weekend at the main plant to see if I had any signs of new growth. I noticed a few growth bumps and then decided to remove it from the ground and pot it up for some TLC. I was amazed at what I found. No root development was seen on the 4 1/2 year log except for a few stringy ones and no signs of decay to the original log start.
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    What went wrong?
    How did it survive and grow for 4 1/2 years without root development?
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
  2. tropicalken

    tropicalken Active Member

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    I've had many reports from people who have grown Earthquake that the variety has a lot of problems in growing it.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    That is not good news Ken, as it is one of my favorites. I do not know much about this variety and have only seen photos of small plants.
     

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