Tropicals forum: Aerial roots on ti plant?

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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 14, 2016 5:22 PM CST
That is supposed to read "Ti plant". It was auto corrected to "Time Plant"-if there is such a thing??

Is that what these are?? They are forming close to the top of the foliage, about 6" below the lowest leaves.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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ScotTi
Dec 14, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Cheryl, Ti plants have a habit of doing this. If the areail roots are close enough to the ground they will root into the ground and put up a new stem. If they are a ways up from the soil you can cut them off and plant covered with a fine layer of soil and the will reward you with another plant. I have at times filled a pot with soil and placed under the areail roots and started them that way, when new growth is noticed emerging from soil I then cut them away from the mother plant.

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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 14, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Cool! Good to know, Scott.@scotTi . I tip my hat to you. My plant is tall but not looking leggy due to foliage at all different levels. But the arial roots are indeed 4 feet from the soil. I will cut them off and add them to the pot's collection.
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