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    Post by Joy on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 3:16 pm

    Thought we had totally lost our little cordyline "Americana". :sad3: Its first offshoot (shown in the first pic at the top of the page) eventually died, then the main plant died off, too. The stem shrivelled up halfway down but then stopped dying off. Then, two months ago, we saw a small green growth at the base of its stem. Whoopee!! :apgw:

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    Post by Joy on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 3:25 pm

    Unfortunately, something ate it :whack!: & it didn't develop any further. :( For nearly two months there was no sign of any life at all & I was seriously thinking of tossing the remains of the plant out. The thing was that the stem still looked alive so gave the cordyline another chance.

    Sooooooooo, you can guess how thrilled I was when I was walking up to our front entrance this morning & could see some green in the cordyline's pot which is right beside the entrance. On closer examination, this is what we saw. :excited: :cool3: :bravo: There appear to be four new shoots!! They weren't visible a few days ago.

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 4:25 pm

    Isn't that great Joy!. So glad it has come back.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 4:33 pm

    Bruiser has moved it indoors & it is now sitting just inside the sliding floor-to-ceiling window/door. This is only a metre or so from its spot outside & it is getting the same light it did outside. He did this to protect it from the possibility of snail damage. :whack!: He is very protective of some of our plants. :cool4:
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    Post by Bruce on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 4:39 pm

    I just don't like seeing them being eaten :angry:
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 4:44 pm

    Joy wrote:Bruiser has moved it indoors & it is now sitting just inside the sliding floor-to-ceiling window/door. This is only a metre or so from its spot outside & it is getting the same light it did outside. He did this to protect it from the possibility of snail damage. He is very protective of some of our plants.

    Jolly good move Bruiser!!
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    Post by Joy on Tue 30 Nov 2010, 5:29 pm

    :good: ;)
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    Post by Joy on Wed 08 Dec 2010, 3:39 pm

    The four baby cordyline "Americana plants, are growing so well, now. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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    Post by Dawn on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 8:40 pm

    Brilliant Joy! nice healthy shoots!
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    Post by Joy on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:02 pm

    They are even bigger now, Dawn. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Was thinking of leaving them outside tonight but thought that may be tempting fate with all the rain that is happening at the moment. :rain2:
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:42 pm

    Yes wise move Joy
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    Post by Joy on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 9:53 pm

    Just have to remember to put it out in the morning & bring it back inside in the evening. :lol2:

    Shall be glad when the offshoots have grown more so the pot can stay out all the time. It was just that the first new shoot, from a while ago, looked as though it had been eaten. :mad2: :whack!:
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 11 Dec 2010, 10:37 pm

    It would be nice if it would hurry up and grow eh Joy, I should imagine it is a bit of a nuisance having to do that everyday . It's great that it is growing again, it's wonderful when something makes a come back like that. .
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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 10:18 am

    It isn't really a bother Dawn, as its inside spot is only about a metre from its outside spot. :lol2: All we have to do is slide open the patio door/window, pick up the pot, swivel & plonk it down. ;) It just remembering to do it. :whistle:

    Here are some pics taken today to show how quickly these plants are growing. :cool:

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    Post by Joy on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 3:45 pm

    Bird's eye view. :smile:

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    Post by Joy on Sun 26 Dec 2010, 3:04 pm

    Our cordyline "Americana" offshoots are growing very well. Do hope they will change colour soon, though.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 26 Dec 2010, 3:05 pm

    Looking down on them.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 2:45 pm

    Something had been chewing the cordyline "Americana" leaves & stopping them from growing as they should. For certain other reasons I moved the pot a mere 20cm (8ins) about four weeks ago & I am amazed at how much it has grown. The munching seems to have ceased& all the new leaves are growing as they should. It is a small plant, anyway & being chewed did not help.

    Here is the latest pic of it. Hasn't it grown!! :smile: Still looks scruffy from all the eaten leaves. That will improve over time.

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    Post by Dawn on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 9:41 pm

    Yes it has grown a lot since I last looked! :cheers:
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    Post by Joy on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 9:46 pm

    Same here, Dawn. :lol2: Still looks rather moth-eaten, though. :whistle:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 3:04 pm

    The cordyline terminalis "Americana" has continued to grow & bush out. The original coloration seems to be returning, too.

    Here are images of what it looks like now.



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    Post by Joy on Fri 15 Jul 2011, 3:05 pm

    Side view.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 10:11 am

    Our cordyline "Americana" is another plant I was going to toss out, as it appeared to be dead. Fortunately, I didn't & it continues to thrive & bush out.

    These images were taken a couple of days ago when, after a very ordinary day weather-wise, I noticed the setting sun highlighting this pretty little plant.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 27 Sep 2011, 10:13 am

    Looking down on it shows the new growth, with the swirling habit, as seen on the parent plant. These leaves are also showing more of the colour it is supposed to be.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 10:46 am

    Just looking at these older images of the cordyline "Americana" I hadn't realised how well it has grown back after looking so completely & utterly dead. Here it is today. Imagine how wonderful it would look if it actually received some attention apart from watering. :blush2:


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