Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by ScotTi, Jun 3, 2014.
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getting better by the day...
This is a wonderful seedling that you have. You should name it and give some to a tissue culture lab. If you're not busy, I'm going to be in your area on Thurs. and Fri. Let me know if you have any available time to get together and talk. My cell is 323 283-5107.
Not a colorful Ti, but this one has proven to be a very fast growing Ti. Plant is now over 8' tall and I do have ripe fruit on it now.
Random photos taken today of Kiwi offspring. They do not look like their momma.
any unwanted Ti's would have a good home with me, my collection is growing, just ordered a kiwi starter last night, after my, now very large gr. Ti flowered, ended up with no seeds, but a nice side shoot has come out where the old flower stem is, so it will have two tops!, i'm impressed with, and learning a lot from one plant!
If you are interested in seeds I will have plenty in the next few weeks. I will not need them all and will be happy to share.
sure i'd love some, let me know what you need, i bought some awhile back and got nothing going, like another shot,it's alot warmer now. e-mail me if you like.
Here is a few shots of a 'Xerox' seedling plant. I have been calling this one 'Miss Chievous'. Not a lot of color on this one, but she's so unusual with small slits near the leaf tips
For a minute there I thought you were using a trick to calibrate the white balance of your photos.
I am really fond of this one for the large 12" x 6 1/4" leaves.
Wow! Stunner Scott! I think that is my new favorite of yours!
Thanks Bren! Good news on this one. I have been pollinating the flowers with pollen from the Miss Andrea that is in flower. Things are looking good on fruit set at this time.
BTW Bren. I have been calling that one Jungle Girl in my mind for about a year as it sticks out on the front side of the seed bed jungle amongst the now tall seedlings. I think I will call it 'Junglegal' from now on.
Ha! I'm honored!
Hey Scott - has Jungle Gal told you about a surprise in the mail for you two yet?
Yes and Thank you!
This one has ended up with some good color and still has the slits on the leaves.
This one from 'Kiwi' seed looks a lot like the seedling 'Floppy McChic' but with a smaller leaf size.
I forgot that this one always had nice color on the leaves as it had grown over 6'. Had to bring it down in height to enjoy.
I just reviewed this topic, and remembered how many neat new stuff you have. After just getting back from Tahiti I have a new appreciation for Ti Plants. I was amazed at how few they had there, and how without them the landscape and gardens seem to have something missing - or perhaps I became spoiled with so many here in Hawaii and my garden.
BTW - that black and yellow one above is "killer." I've always been partial to the blacks.
The good news that they are used a lot in the landscapes here, but it is the hand full of the same that can always be found in every garden center around these parts. Seek and you shall find... that is what makes collecting them fun. I am determined that I am going to my hands on one this year that I have wanted for a few years but have not located it until now. The big question is will they sell it to me.
I have over 100 logs and tops rooting at this time.
Tell me what one is the elusive one - you never know - we may have it. I doubt it. But no harm in asking.
The elusive 'New Guinea Fan' not found in Fl to my knowledge as I can not find it here. It looks to be a very hard one to find, but I believe it will show up in a couple of central Fl yards this year.
Something unusual on this one the flowering and seed ripening seems to be ending the life of the stalk. New shoots have emerged at the root zone. Hope the fruit are full of seed.
That would be odd - as I have not seen that happen - ever.
So this is junglegirl/gal doing this? An odd duck like its namesake lol. Keep us posted, that one was awesome!
'Junglegal' is a interesting one. After the fruit ripened the cane was left with no leaves. All new growth was emerging from the root zone. I cut the cane into 5, 3" pieces to root. All the cut cane is pushing new growth with sprouts appearing at every old leaf scar on every piece.
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