Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

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Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by GARYnNAT » Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:28 pm

I gave a few of these away a few years ago, how is everyones doing?

Mine is doing really well, I think that this plant is a good substitute foe 'Indivisa'. as although it does not have the orange stripe on the leaves like 'Indivisa' it has similar width leaves, but without the fussy nature of 'Indivisa'
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The leaf of 'Green Goddess' compared to the leaf from a mature 10ft 'Australis in my garden
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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by bev » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:57 pm

i haven't got one yet but intend to do so. would that one be the same as c. kaspar?

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:00 pm

They are very nice Gary, but I don't think I have ever seen them for sale. The main concentration in suppliers is for fancy coloured ones. :roll:
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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by bev » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:06 pm

i think architectural plants have c. kaspar, very similar looking and if i recall, mellissa has one too.

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by GARYnNAT » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:58 pm

Similar plant to Kaspar Lee but different and wider leaves. I grew these from seed sent from New Zealand by Peter Richardson several years ago, I had 'Green Goddess' and 'Emerald Goddess' from peter, 'Emerald Goddess' was much slower to germinate and much slower growing but looks identical to 'Green Goddess' . I kept two myself but gave the spare away to PeteFree earlier this year.

I know that they do pop up for sale occasionally, Kev Spence has a nice one planted out, but they are difficult to source. hopefully if mine keeps going the way it is there will be seed available in a couple of years :D

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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:10 pm

The problem will be hybridisation Gary. Unless you have another Green Goddess in flower at the same time.

These are the self sown seedlings at the base of my big green cordy, look at the variation in colour :lol: and none of that has come from the mother so the insects are cross pollenating the local cordys.
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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by irish dave » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:51 pm

They have them for sale over here if you would like to mail order,at www.futureforests.net/cg_bamboo09.htm
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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by Melissa » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:34 pm

You gave me one Gary, so to speak :D

It's still growing well, thanks, hopefully we will get it planted out next year. Lovely looking plant.

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by Petefree » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:38 pm

Melissa wrote:You gave me one Gary, so to speak :D
That's a "me too" Gary - you are such a generous and giving soul - you seem to have given lots of people one... :lol:

I planted mine in May and it has grown a lot of new leaves - I'm hoping it will shrug off the winter and be waist high by this time next year (we won't specify whose waist...)

Its leaves aren't all that broad (though probably broader than a similar-sized australis) - do they get wider as the plant matures? Or have I got Emerald rather than Green Goddess?

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by John P » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:34 pm

I had one from Trevena Cross nursery but it snuffed it.

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:46 pm

John P wrote:I had one from Trevena Cross nursery but it snuffed it.

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Re: Cordyline obtecta 'Green Goddess'

Post by John P » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:11 pm

Yes Dave. I think it lasted a couple of years before it passed away. Shame really as I had big hopes for it.

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