Is this a baby Cordyline

Wilza

Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Wilza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:39 pm

I found this growing near where a large cordyline died a few years ago. could it be a rogue seed that managed to germinate, or is it some type of ornamental grass?!

cheers, Will
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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by ConcreteJungle » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:40 pm

Looks like my baby phormium!

Wilza

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Wilza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:42 pm

ConcreteJungle wrote:Looks like my baby phormium!
that's true! there are a couple near by, but I don't think they have flowered.

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by JakoMonster » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:45 pm

it's a Baby Cordyline pretty sure

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:31 pm

A large Cordyline of mine was killed in 2010 winter, last year I removed a large climber that was covering the rotten stem of the Cordyline. The stem was dead and no sign of any growth, 2 weeks later two shoots popped up out of the ground. :D

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by ianmck » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:52 pm

Hmm any cordyline I've grown from seed have all grown in a circular manner similar to bananas. Your photos looks like they are coming straight out.

fern Rob

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by fern Rob » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:09 am

ianmck wrote:Hmm any cordyline I've grown from seed have all grown in a circular manner similar to bananas. Your photos looks like they are coming straight out.
I have seen them like that before.

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:07 am

Cordyline imo. I get loads germinating in the cracks of the pavior bricks.

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by RogerBacardy » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:24 am

Never thought this would happen, but I'm gonna disagree with Arlon! :shock:

I've had seedlings of both, and they are very similar at this early stage, but I'm about 95% sure that the leaf formation is that of a phormium tenax.

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:48 am

RogerBacardy wrote:Never thought this would happen, but I'm gonna disagree with Arlon! :shock:
.........FIGHT........... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:00 am

Hopefully these pics taken 5 mins ago in the garden will help.

Self seeded Cordyline australis seedling............

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by flounder » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:40 pm

I'm going to agree with Arlon......and Roger icon_scratch
There's more chance it being a cordyline but it does look very, very similar to phormium seedlings. I'll just make sure I don't get splinters from this fence. If I fall off it will be on the cordy side

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Blairs » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:57 pm

I found a seedling like that in the in laws garden. Turned out to be pampas.

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Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by fern Rob » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:49 pm

Im with Arlon on this one, its a cordyline.

Wilza

Re: Is this a baby Cordyline

Post by Wilza » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:48 am

Thanks everyone. I hope it is a cordyline, if it's a pampas I'll chuck it! :lol:
Should have more of an idea later in the year I hope, it does look similar to the other photos. icon_salut

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