Inducing Lateral Branching on Ti Plants

Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by tropicalken, Jun 19, 2014.

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  1. tropicalken

    tropicalken Active Member

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    I ran across an article on how to induce branching on ti plants. It might be something we should try to get fuller plants or cutting material to start new plants.

    Cordyline Terminalis - Inducing lateral branching using BA
    (N6 –benzyladenine)
    Cordyline(ref. #13) - BA at 0, 100, 250 or 500 ppm was applied weekly as a foliar spray to runoff to Cordyline terminalis 'Celestine Queen' plants for 8 weeks. The mean number of axillary shoots was 0, 7, 25 and 35 at the 0, 100, 250 and 500 ppm BA rates respectively. The average length of harvested shoots was smaller at the 500 ppm rate compared to the lower BA rates. Rootability of cuttings was 100, 86 and 48% from the 100, 250 and 500 ppm BA treatments respectively.
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Very interesting Ken.
     

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