Mystery growth

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Date Photo Taken: 03/31/2014
Location: San Diego, CA
Posted By: djohns12


This was originally a houseplant received in an arrangement. It’s been outside for several years and is now about 4 feet tall – looks a bit like a cornstalk. Just noticed at growth coming off the central stem. What is the plant and the growth and why now?


  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like a Cordyline. From the foliage it’s most likely Cordyline fruticosa, though other species, such as Cordyline stricta ( ) have similar flowers.

    April 2nd, 2014 at 2:58 am
  2. Deborah Unregistered says:

    Just wanted to thank you for the response! I really appreciate it!

    April 2nd, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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