Ti plant comeback.

Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by Stan, Nov 28, 2015.

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Its taken two years to recover from near death. Eaten by snails,kept in shade...I learned they like sun and it has grown so much,3" sticks to now. What it is I have long forgotten. The plant does have neon pink in the new leafs.
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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Snails have to be the worst enemy of Ti Plants. I can remember that at times in SoCal there would be snail population explosions. And if you didn't protect the Ti Plants, they would be half gone in 2 days - literally that fast.

    But here in Hawaii we use the green leaves to cook in and on - so it's not only snails that dine on them.
     
  3. kwmarko

    kwmarko Active Member

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    I just this week lost two containers of new sprouts I assumed it was snails....they were just month old seedlings, and I had them up off the ground in a seemingly safe area... just hated to see it. But the culprits were found in the holes at the bottom of adjoining pots.... they were dealt with accordingly. I was particularly coddling of these tender succulent morsels..... was really looking foward to them growing out to see the potential variations. One container had seeds of Oahu and I was particularly interested in seeing them thrive.

    Hey Dean, do you know was Oahu means in hawiian? The snails were tiny little buggers.!
    Ahhhh.... looked it up, Oahu == a gathering place...
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Stan, Looks like you have 'Red Sister'.
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  5. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    IMG_2286.JPG What's THIS?..Its the hardiest colorful Ti I have tried. Even the stems have some small girth. No pink to leaves ever..just this dark burgundy. If those in the bay area want to try a Ti- this is one of the best.
     

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