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2 Crotons from Jamaica

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Both of these are from cuttings taken at Couples San Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica around 2 years ago. The top one is as prevalent as Petra is here in the US. I've been calling it "Kingston", as it gets not only the yellow and green you see here, but some red as well (the colors of the original Jamaican flag.) The bottom one is a slow grower, full sun, and has a very narrow, formal looking leaf. Thus, I've dubbed it "Tuxedo." If these are actually known varieties, please let me know. Thanks.

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice find Ricky. Buddy and Lyratum.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Trying to ID from pictures can be tough sometimes, but these two varieties are pretty clear cut. I would tend to agree with the two answers given above.


    Jeff
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Top one looks a lot more like Fishbone than Buddy. Buddy develops color; Fishbone stays yellow on a green field; the boning sems to be a function of light, i.e., more light, more bones.

    Phil Stager
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Phil - There is much more color on some of the other cuttings. This one is all new growth.
     
  6. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Buddy.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Phil, the top plant has an orange/red center midrib on one of the the oldest leaves. It's can't be a Fishbone.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Okay, here's another shot where you can see the red midvein:

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  9. Croton1

    Croton1 Active Member

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    Looks like Buddy to me.

    Lee
     

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