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Oct 25, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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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.
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Oct 25, 2015 1:13 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
Here are a few more photos from the garden...



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Oct 25, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Very lovely indeed. Unfortunately for my Zone, yet another tropical to lug in. :-)

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Oct 26, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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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Oct 26, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
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.
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Oct 26, 2015 3:33 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
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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Oct 26, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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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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Oct 26, 2015 3:42 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
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"
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Oct 26, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Amaryllis Enjoys or suffers hot summers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plumerias Orchids Foliage Fan
Region: Florida Dog Lover Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Aroids Tropicals
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Oct 26, 2015 4:26 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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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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Oct 26, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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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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Oct 26, 2015 5:13 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Oh my, that Vintage Green place has some awesome plants. http://tom-piergrossi.squaresp... 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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Oct 26, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Anne
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Oh jeeze! I've just caught my next terminal plant virus. Maybe I'll get a bigger greenhouse next year.
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Oct 27, 2015 7:34 AM CST
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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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Oct 27, 2015 8:08 AM CST

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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.
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Oct 27, 2015 9:20 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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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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Oct 27, 2015 9:40 AM CST

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This is the kind of lei I make using Ti leaves.
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Oct 27, 2015 9:47 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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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.
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Oct 27, 2015 9:49 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Beautiful, I've never seen them made with twisted Ti leaves before. Very interesting.
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Oct 27, 2015 9:51 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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LOL, we cross posted. Actually, with such inexpensive shipping I may do a lot more shopping there.
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