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Name: Scott
Tampa FL
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ScotTi
Oct 25, 2015 12:26 PM CST
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I enjoy growing Cordylines in Central Fl, but find growers here few and far between. Any others interested in these remarkable plants.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL
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ScotTi
Oct 25, 2015 1:13 PM CST
Here are a few more photos from the garden...



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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Oct 25, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Very lovely indeed. Unfortunately for my Zone, yet another tropical to lug in. :-)

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 26, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Hi Scott and indeed Welcome to ATP!!!!

Had no idea Ti plants came in so many different colors!!! What is that last one? The red one? Gotta get me some of that .. if you're interested in trading please let me know .. I have a lot of tropicals.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL
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ScotTi
Oct 26, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Thanks for the welcomes!
Anne, There are hundreds of different Ti out there. You will only see maybe a dozen or so choices available here on the mainland. That Cordyline is 'Keelys Golden'. and it came from Hawaii a few years ago. You may be asking yourself "Why is that golden word in the name?" Here is the color that this Cordyline will take on when the weather cools.
Scott

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL
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ScotTi
Oct 26, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Here are a few more for enjoyment.



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'Earthquake' (not a black and white photo here)



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'Fountain White'




'Princess Leisha'
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 26, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Anne, I have Keeley's Gold, I too got it from a private grower on the Big Island who is no longer in business. He named it after his daughter. It is the slowest growing Ti I have ever grown. What has your experience been Scott?
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Oct 26, 2015 3:42 PM CST
ardesia said:Anne, I have Keeley's Gold, I too got it from a private grower on the Big Island who is no longer in business. He named it after his daughter. It is the slowest growing Ti I have ever grown. What has your experience been Scott?


I have had the plant for 3 yrs now. The plant is right about 3' tall now. I purchased this as a small plant from Hawaii "www.vintagegreenfarms.com"
Name: Scott
Tampa FL
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
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ScotTi
Oct 26, 2015 3:46 PM CST
One of my top favorites here.





'Oahu Rainbow'

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 26, 2015 4:26 PM CST
Drat Scott, you got the good Ti. Mine has never gotten taller than 12". Tampa is much warmer in the winter so I suspect it does not like my marshy soil which can be chilly and damp in winter. It has always been outdoors. We used to have a Big Island grower who was active here on the site, she put me in touch with the breeder of this one. I don't remember it being vintage green farms but the name might have changed, I bought mine in 2007.

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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 26, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Welcome, Scott and you sure do have some pretty Ti varieties.

It's such a common landscape plant here that I'd never thought of there being a lot of cultivars. I've seen so many of the dark red, and the pretty pink/cream/green one is in my garden. Wonder if its ease of propagation makes it not such a profitable plant to cultivate for sale?

Plus if the rare cultivars turn out to be slow growing, a lot of people wouldn't want them. We're so spoiled here, when everything generally grows so very fast - throw it in the ground and jump back!
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 26, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Oh my, that Vintage Green place has some awesome plants. http://tom-piergrossi.squarespace.com/ I'll be revisiting that site in the spring. A couple of those unusual broms have my name on them.

He is definitely not the guy I bought my plant from.

Got a kick out of the Spanish Moss for $10, I think I could make a mint if I marketed mine.
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Name: Anne
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Oct 26, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Oh jeeze! I've just caught my next terminal plant virus. Maybe I'll get a bigger greenhouse next year.
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purpleinopp
Oct 27, 2015 7:34 AM CST
Hi & welcome! You have a super Cordy collection! TY for sharing the beautiful pics.

A potted plant for me too. I only have one kind, so far. Still regret not buying a diff one I saw a couple yrs ago.

Two of my stems have buds that should pop open soon! ('Red Sister.')



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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 27, 2015 8:08 AM CST
I really love the Ti plants too; I make leis, so they come in handy and I am trying to get a selection going in my yard. I'd love a piece of that Keely's Golden and Princess Lesha!!! Let me know if you're willing to trade any time.
I find they root very easily from a 6" stick in a glass of water; I then transfer into a pot with soil and once well established they go straight into the ground.


Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 27, 2015 9:20 AM CST
I just splurged and ordered more Keeley's Gold from the place mentioned above. Their shipping charges are very reasonable, less in fact than most stateside places. Since my Keeley never grew much, perhaps it is a stunted strain. I am going to try another and see if it does better.

We need a picture of your leis Hetty.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 27, 2015 9:40 AM CST

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This is the kind of lei I make using Ti leaves.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 27, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Well shoot, now you made me go there too and I have also placed an order. Blinking
I've been wanting the 'common' green Ti which is found all over the islands but is not popular here; mainly because it's plain, but I like it for leis because it has big leaves... so I've ordered some of that as well.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 27, 2015 9:49 AM CST
Beautiful, I've never seen them made with twisted Ti leaves before. Very interesting.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 27, 2015 9:51 AM CST
LOL, we cross posted. Actually, with such inexpensive shipping I may do a lot more shopping there.
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