The Colors of Cordylines (The Ti Plant)

Transporting you into a tropical word when entering the backyard.
 

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A look at Pink Floyd in March. :cool:
 

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Here is a shot of a very small leaf Ti. Unknown name.
 

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Mulberry/ Baby Ti
 

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Petrina
 

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Bolero tri-color( 3rd pic shows Bolero bi-color in background)
 

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Ti/Caladium riot...
 

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Sonny Matthews
 

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Here is a updated photo of the larger leaf sport removed from my White Baby Doll.
 

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I gotta admit that I have been luke warm to Ti plants in the past. Angela and Scott's posts have really changed my thinking. Unfortunately Moose Land is pretty full.

If I had spread like Scott Land - I would definitely be subcoming to the allure of these beautiful plants. :)
 
MooseMan - they take very little room. And even less effort to plant. Get a cutting or two from someone, poke a hole with a bar, and presto, instant color with cane to share in a couple of years.

Reminds me of a suggestion I made a while back. Trying to get a Society going that emphasized all plants with colorful foliage. It would drag in a lot more participants, and share the wealth (so to speak), with more than just Croton Heads.
 
Moose, Here is a sneak peek of what is going on now in Scott Land. Now get busy and mix a few Ti with your Crotons. :) I also agree with Dean that a colorful foliage Society will generate more interest.
 

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Never seen this on a Cordyline before, but have noticed it on Orchids from time to time. A plant (A) is growing off of the old flower stem. Main growing point (B) is here.
 

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I've been on the croton forum for only a couple months, but i have enjoyed Ti plants for many years. (I had no idea this discussion was here until just now - cool!) My first Ti plant was obtained about 15 years ago when I complimented a lady in church who was assigned to put together altar flowers, and then dismantle the arrangements after the service to share with hospital patients. As she was taking apart the arrangement, she pulled out a cutting of a Ti which she had used as an accent. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful pink/green lush leaves. She handed it to me and said "put this in the ground wherever you want it to grow." I did that, and from there I've shared and shared from that plant and it is also in several spots in my yard. I've added a few different varieties - sherbet, black spoon, purple prince (and a few others of which I cannot remember their names...) Since I've been adding crotons, I've been pondering how to mix the two in the garden. Your pictures are beautiful, and I wll use these as inspiration. I was at Dr. Brown's last lecture at the beginning of the month, thinking him to be the croton guru - but learned he is also a Ti guru. He showed off some beauties. Thanks for posting all your nice pictures!
 
I've been on the croton forum for only a couple months, but i have enjoyed Ti plants for many years. (I had no idea this discussion was here until just now - cool!) My first Ti plant was obtained about 15 years ago when I complimented a lady in church who was assigned to put together altar flowers, and then dismantle the arrangements after the service to share with hospital patients. As she was taking apart the arrangement, she pulled out a cutting of a Ti which she had used as an accent. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful pink/green lush leaves. She handed it to me and said "put this in the ground wherever you want it to grow." I did that, and from there I've shared and shared from that plant and it is also in several spots in my yard. I've added a few different varieties - sherbet, black spoon, purple prince (and a few others of which I cannot remember their names...) Since I've been adding crotons, I've been pondering how to mix the two in the garden. Your pictures are beautiful, and I wll use these as inspiration. I was at Dr. Brown's last lecture at the beginning of the month, thinking him to be the croton guru - but learned he is also a Ti guru. He showed off some beauties. Thanks for posting all your nice pictures!

I also pondered with mixing Crotons with the Ti plants. I had the Ti on the east side garden and planted the Crotons in the west side garden. This year I started mixing them and think I may like them mixed. I have added 40 new Ti to my collection this year and all will be going into mixed plantings in the coming months.
 
You could always air layer it. I think I read you haven't played with air layering yet. You should give it a try. It's actually less trouble than "rooting," and usually more successful.
 
Festival Burgundy Cordyline Hybrid orgin with seed parent a hybrid of C.banksii and C.australis "Purple Tower" and the pollen parent being C.pumilo. Released in New Zealand in 1996 as Cordyline Red Fountain. Received US Patent in 2003 using the name "Cordyline Jurred"and sold under the name Festival Grass in the US market. Lets see if it can handle the FL summer.
 

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Here is another Ti grown from Red Sister seed.
 

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Lucia Pic #1 Dec and Pic #2 June. This one is in my top favorites.
 

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Earthquake Started as a 6" log in Feb. :cool:
 

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My fascination with the black Ti's continues. Got to get working on the black garden.
 

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Here is my Red Sister seedling (last posted in post #178). First pic from last July and here it is this July. I thought it was going to have orange colors then, but I was wrong. No orange is now seen on the leaves. The leaves have also grown shorter and curl under along the edges. The overall height is about 3' now so I guess this will be the final look.
 

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The darkside of my Ti collection.
 

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Here is another Red Sister seedling that I am calling "Guns and Roses". BTW No leaf shine was used for the picture. It is a seedling from the same seed batch as my Pink Floyd. Short leaf on a tall plant.
 

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Here is another from the same Red Sister seed batch...
 

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Where did the year go? Still harvesting seed from last years flowers and here we go again.
 

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Evening Embers...
 

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