Sunday, December 16, 2007

Random plant event: Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi' flowers

Just bopping around the greenhouse the other day and saw this:

Yes, that's a flower. This is the only Cordyline fruticosa we've got at work, so I don't know if they're doing this everywhere, but we've got one, and I was checking out one of the semi-competition in Cedar Rapids last Thursday, and they also had one that was flowering. So it's at least not impossible to do in a greenhouse.

The flowers don't look like they're going to be terribly showy or anything, but they're something I've never seen before, so there you go.

spider content below.

I'm throwing in an unrelated bonus picture today just because it doesn't seem weighty enough to justify its own post.

The restraining order stated that Warren had to maintain a 10-inch distance from Katherine at all times, but that was not enough to stop him from buying a leaf in her neighborhood.

This would have been better if I'd gotten the picture a few minutes earlier, when they were on opposite sides of the same leaf, but oh well. This particular species, whatever it is, has been all over the place this year. They seem nice enough.


Aiyana said...

The same thing happens frequently with Cacti classifications. Many collectors just ignore the new classification and keep using what they always have. Even some cactus nurseries aren't in any hurry to change over. I think only purists really care, but it sometimes makes it hard to find a plant if the name has changed.

MrBrownThumb said...

lol @ the caption of the spiders.