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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 21, 2020 3:25 PM CST
Yes, Princess Leisha is much more showy than mine which is just Leisha. Gorgeous!

I'm going to grow this one and my started cutting of 'Pele's Smoke' as the tall feature in my two patio planters for the winter. I might bring my big black one in from the corner of the garden too - it looks like it's not getting enough light and has hardly put on any growth this season. Time for a change up.
Elaine

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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2020 4:11 PM CST
Pink Diamonds is gorgeous, I really love those pink stems! Lovey dubby
Princess Leisha is a beauty too, love those broad, colorful leaves! Lovey dubby

I was browsing Tom's Vintage Green website a few days ago and didn't even look at the Cordylines ... I may have to take a closer look! Green Grin!

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Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 21, 2020 4:36 PM CST
I have been so unglued lately by the state of our country that I needed a bit of calming. After seeing Elaine's post I went to the VG site and ordered a few pretties. Buying plants is better than valium. Hilarious!
I would have ordered a lot more but so many of what I wanted were sold out. Actually I got his last Brug. Velvet Rose and the last Caesalpinia 'Pink'. $15 for 2 day Fed Ex Air shipping, you can't beat that.
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Bendek
Oct 29, 2020 7:17 AM CST
Sighing! So many fantastic colors to choose from.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 29, 2020 7:38 AM CST
Welcome! Bendek, join the fun.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 29, 2020 12:23 PM CST
I'm always here looking at your gorgeous photos. I haven't had these plants since I lived in the Marshall Islands. I grew many of them then. I think I need to get some here. I really don't need more plants, but they can be addictive! Lovey dubby
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 29, 2020 3:17 PM CST
Karen a couple of the ones I have are quite small. They're really nice colorful plants and no pest or disease problems. They do like humidity though, so would have to be in your greenhouse in NM. Maybe a tall plant would be welcome to supply some shade for other plants in there?

Ballerina gets no more than 3ft. tall, and has beautiful red/white/green leaves in varying patterns.
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Black Ribbons is a very small one, less than 3ft. with narrow foliage that is gorgeous shiny dark purple.
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Orange Paradise and Miss Andrea are both a little bigger but still not tall and lanky.

Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2020 5:19 PM CST
I have very few Cordylines. My camera is acting up and the color doesn't look right to my eyes, possibly due to me not being very careful and it gets knocked and bumped around *Blush* but I went out this evening and took a couple of pictures. I'm so lax about care.

'Miss Andrea'
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Unknown Dwarf still in it's pot. I think I got from Home Depot in June 2019:
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This is a common reddish-pink one that I grew from cuttings of others growing around the yard but I can't remember the name:
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'Tricolor' a/k/a 'Exotica'
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~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 29, 2020 5:24 PM CST
Very nice Lin. Miss Andrea has always been one of my favorites and I think it is the hardiest one I have ever grown also.
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Oct 29, 2020 5:48 PM CST
Thank you, Elaine and Lin. I could have a few taller ones in the greenhouse to help shade the small ones. I'll look for some. I do enjoy seeing your photos!
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Feb 1, 2021 8:30 PM CST
When is the best time to prune these? I have a pot of them that came with the house, it's been 5 yrs.
The pot was under a pecan tree but I've moved it to the patio so I can enjoy them closer up.

My neighbor just had his plants chopped down...they are piled out on his front curb.

My SIL rescued several of them to see if they can be rooted. What's the best way to do this?

Thks
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 1, 2021 8:56 PM CST
They are the easiest possible plants to start from cuttings. You can literally just stick them in pots of moist potting soil, or in summer when it's rainy, directly in the ground and they will root and grow. At this time of year, it might pay to keep them indoors or in a warm protected place outdoors, and they'll start to root and grow much sooner.

You can cut them any time, pretty much. But just bear in mind if you cut now, you'll be looking at the bare stubs for a month or two until it's warm enough for them to start growing. I'd wait until danger of cold weather is past, and prune then. Stick the cuttings right in the pot with the original plant, if there's room. Or start a whole new pot with them. Fertilize lightly when you start to see new growth and keep them watered in the hot, dry spring weather.
Elaine

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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 2, 2021 7:07 AM CST
I start new ones exactly like that in summer when I need to trim the greenhouse plants that serve as living totems for me. Just stick them in the ground
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Feb 2, 2021 9:00 AM CST
Thks, Gina and Elaine.
“For even the Son of Man/Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
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Gina1960
Feb 2, 2021 9:24 AM CST
Crotons will do this too
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