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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2015 10:10 AM CST
@ScotTi - you got me already Glare ... I now have a pocket full of Cordyline seeds. Any hints on planting and germination?

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ScotTi
Oct 29, 2015 11:45 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:@ScotTi - you got me already Glare ... I now have a pocket full of Cordyline seeds. Any hints on planting and germination?

Hurray! Many ways to propagate the seed. I have gotten lazy this year and have sown the entire fruit without cleaning the actual seed that are found in the fruit. I just plant in the ground in the garden. l have found that the plants grow much faster this way. The number of seed in the fruit vary from 1-12 or so. During our summer wet season I will find seedlings growing out of the ripe fruit at times.



seedlings growing out of the fruit

You may also squish the little black seed out of the fruit onto a coffee filter or paper plate, throwing away the skin of the fruit and removing as much seed pulp as you can. Have a bowl of water handy as this is a sticky mess for your fingers. Let the seed dry a few days on coffee filter or paper plate till the fruit pulp that remains is dry. You are then ready to sow as you would any other small flower seed.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Oct 29, 2015 12:04 PM CST
As with all good things in life .... the colors will take time to come out on the leaves. They will be green at first.

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Oct 29, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Here is a very rare miniature ( no name) Cordyline . Looks to be a smaller version of the small leaf 'Pink Joy'.
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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Adorable. I do like the minis. Recently saw one in Costa Rica that was planted all over the place, would have loved to have brought some of it back with me.

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ardesia
Oct 29, 2015 5:28 PM CST
I had no idea they always come out green and later turn colors! I composted a bunch of Ti babies because i thought they lacked interest. Duh.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.

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Dutchlady1
Oct 29, 2015 6:57 PM CST
bummer... Thumbs down

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ardesia
Oct 29, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Live and learn. I am going to check my plants for seeds tomorrow.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Oct 29, 2015 8:52 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Excellent! Hurray! Love that second one - does it have a name?


I was gifted the plant without a name some years ago. When it is in flower the scent will fill that area of the garden.

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Dutchlady1
Oct 31, 2015 3:13 PM CST
This 'Golden Stripe' Ti was rooted in water for about 2 weeks, then transplanted into the 1 gal. pot you see here. I think these may be ready to go in the ground now. @ScotTi?
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Oct 31, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Hetty, They will be fine to plant in the ground now if you wish.
Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Oct 31, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Here is some Halloween eye candy for the plant lovers on this form.

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First 3 from seed/ last picture is 'Maria'

Happy Halloween!
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Kabby
Oct 31, 2015 5:24 PM CST
@ardesia Alice they are hardy for you in 9a?
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ardesia
Oct 31, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Yes, most are root hardy and in mild winters the top stays alive. The past two winters have been unusually cold and I lost a few that I brought from Hawaii but generally it was because they were planted in areas with poor drainage. They need to be dryer during the cool months. If they come back from the roots they never get as tall as they would in a warmer climate. It rarely, if ever, freezes here and the soil stays above 55 but it is damp and tropicals hate that.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Nov 1, 2015 4:41 PM CST
'Fairchild Red' is a great mini Ti. This is a slow mini but branches well on its own. I have had it for 5 yrs and it is 10" tall.





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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Nov 1, 2015 4:53 PM CST
'Purple Prince' a nice smaller leaf Ti that hates the sun. Very slow growing.




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ardesia
Nov 1, 2015 5:04 PM CST
You have a great collection. Thumbs up
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Bubbles
Nov 1, 2015 5:35 PM CST

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I agree
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Xeramtheum
Nov 1, 2015 7:48 PM CST
Indeed! An astounding collection!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Nov 1, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Thanks! A collection that seems to have gotten out of hand. But I can't stop.
'Caroline'-summer/ fall coloring
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'Caroline'- winter/spring coloring
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'Caroline' is on the smaller side and is one of the Ti that branches at soil level to produce a bushy plant.

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