I took a double take

Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by ScotTi, Nov 1, 2014.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I first noticed these growths growing downwards from the John Cummins branch in the summer. I assumed they were just a root type of growth trying to reach the ground. I was shocked to notice today that the strange growth has leaves. o_O IMG_7350.JPG
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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  3. tropicalken

    tropicalken Active Member

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    Strange indeed!
     
  4. KennyRE317

    KennyRE317 Active Member

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    that is real odd
     
  5. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I have seen this on several of my Ti Plants. When I first saw it, I thought it was really weird. But now I have seen it on three or four. These plants are just survivors, and have many methods of propogating.
     
  6. Kipjanet

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    Adventitious buds develop from places other than a shoot apical meristem, which occurs at the tip of a stem, or on a shoot node, at the leaf axil, the bud being left there during the primary growth. They may develop on roots or leaves, or on shoots as a new growth. Shoot apical meristems produce one or more axillary or lateral buds at each node. When stems produce considerable secondary growth, the axillary buds may be destroyed. Adventitious buds may then develop on stems with secondary growth.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    After taking a closer look at some of the other Ti, I have noticed a few of them doing this also.
     

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