Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by ScotTi, Sep 5, 2016.
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A few new lookers coming into their own...
I am really fond of these...
and after 3 years this one is starting to become a looker...
Wow - like a "box of chocolates." You must feel like a proud Papa.
I see more promise ...
Scott - have you identified a time of year when the colors are more pronounced. I think I remember in the old Ti book a comment about lower temps bringing out more colors. What do you think?
Dean, My thinking is shorter daylight rather than cooler temps. I start seeing new growth emerging more colorful starting in July and temps here have yet to fail reaching the 90's (our June- Aug avg.) and lows upper 70's- low 80's. I have also noticed some varieties show no seasonal color change.
Here is a NOID ( ID is welcome) showing its late summer bling...
I do not see the bright colors in the new growth in the spring months.
Also of note the flower season is starting early this year. Bud stems are emerging on 4 different plants now and I usually do not see them until Oct.
The above photo (also a NOID) shows great light pink colors in the late fall and winter months only. New growth starting to emerge with a hint of color now.
Thanks for posting these recent pics, Scott. So beautiful. I am really drawn to the pic #1 in the first post, with the deep purple hue.
I just hope the colors hold as is. These are all still young coming into their first coloring, sometimes they change as they age a little more.
Nice seedlings. You have to be patient with seedlings as some don't color up for years. At a ti meeting yesterday I saw seedlings that were 3' to 4' and were coloring up for the first time in the four years since germination. Patience is the key. On the other hand, I bought a beautiful bright pink seedling cutting from David Yearian about six years ago. The plant is quite large now and has only been green since I've had it. It's too bad we don't know all the triggering factors that cause the leaves to color up. In addition to the ones you talked about above, I've read that an increase of sugars caused by cooler temperatures can also be a factor in the coloring up of the leaves.
Here is a patch of 1 yr old seedlings from 'Rooster Tail'. The fist signs of color are now appearing. I hope the little green and white one doesn't change.
Man, I wish you were closer. I would love to come visit you and and all your plants.
I wish I was close, like in Hawaii, mmm you never know.
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