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Plant ID Please

Posted by jane__ny z5-6 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 10, 10 at 0:01

This 'tree' is growing in my office at work and sadly neglected. I received it 5 yrs ago as a stick I was told came from Hawaii. Was told to stick it in dirt and wait until it sprouted. It did and lives at work. I have no idea what it is but it needs repotting and I need to know whether I can root prune it. I have no room for a larger pot.

It grows in that window which is very dim. North light only.

Picture of plant 3 yrs ago-Right corner of office
Office Tree
Picture taken this year
office tree 2010Office tree 3 yrs later

Any advice would be appreciated.


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RE: Plant ID Please

It's the Hawaiian Ti plant, Cordyline fruticosa (syn. C. terminalis). I don't know which variety...there are many. The Ti plants with very colorful foliage are quite popular.

RE: Plant ID Please

Thanks, Rhizo. Its leaves are just green. No color. Would you know if I could root-prune. Its growth is monopodial and I fear killing it. It needs to stay in that pot.

Thanks again,

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