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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 4, 2014.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Can't find my acquisition list but I may recall that I got this Wilma from Marie Nock.
     
  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is Judy's Beauty flushing new leaves. Mature leaves exhibit lots of orange spotting.
     
  3. Moose

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    One of my early acquired crotons from Jeff Searle, Kentucky.
     
  4. Moose

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    Stopped raining, gotta get some more potting done. Here is the last naming for now ...

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    From Dr. B. Frank Brown's garden, Potter's Pink Veitchii that is exploding and should be morphing into wonderful vivid pinks soon.
     
  5. Moose

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    Lunch break ...

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    Glen Roof from Jeff Searle
     
  6. Moose

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    "Tiger in the Jungle" ...

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    Pop's Yard from Jeff Searle
     
  7. Moose

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    Ana - you want names? The Queen of the Wiki has spoken ... :rolleyes:

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    Inca from Marie Nock
     
  8. Bullwinkle

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    Inca looks great but it really resembles Davis 14.They are probably the same plant.
     
  9. tropicalken

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    Thanks for the great pictures and for providing the names. I know most posters on this forum already are familiar with what they are, but for newer croton enthusiasts the names are very helpful.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

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    Ron, the crotons are looking great! All the summer rains and heat are pushing lots of growth and color.
     
  11. Moose

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    This huge plant is still in its container. It was brought to my job and I had one of the teachers taking care of it. She did such a good job that I ended up giving it to her. Stepped up several times, it simply got too big to handle, weighing over 100 lbs. Brought it home to air layer so she can enjoy growing new plants. This was a gift from Mike Woolery many moons ago, Mosaic.
     
  12. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful crotons, Ron. Thanks so much for the names and the enjoyable comments/history.:D
     
  13. Moose

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    Another of my favorites, Daybreak. I have not been able to take a photo that can exhibit how wonderful this cultivar truly looks like as seen in person. Many leaves are 24 inches long. I've never taken a clipping nor an air layer from it. It has branched on its own and my desire is to see it evolve into a monster plant. It rarely flowers. Mike Woolery (Bullwinkle) was the source.
     
  14. Moose

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    This Krakatoa was purchased from Jeff at the last March Searle Brothers Extravaganza.
     
  15. Moose

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    This is Mary Ann Jones that I got from Richard Button at the 2013 Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society Show & Sale. The multiple tiny spotting all over its leaves looks even better in person.
     
  16. Moose

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    Pinl Lei from Randy
     
  17. Moose

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    Here is the once little Nervia, a gift from Ana.
     
  18. kwtimo

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    This Krakatoa was purchased from Jeff at the last March Searle Brothers Extravaganza.[/QUOTE]
    Ron, what kind of light do you have this in? It looks great
     
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    QUOTE="Moose, post: 49238, member: 450"]Since its still raining, The Wiki Queen has spoken ... :rolleyes:

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    From Marie Nock as Irresistible. To me it resembles the Richard Krukonis seen in Frank Brown's book more than any other version I've seen. What do you think ?[/QUOTE]
    Ron, i see what you mean about the resemblance to Krukonis. Very cool
     
  20. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Moose, my seedling looks a bit like your plant. What do you think? CAM00516.jpg CAM00518.jpg
     
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  21. Moose

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    Ron, what kind of light do you have this in? It looks great[/QUOTE]

    Strong morning light, then filtered light from Jacaranda tree for the remainder of the day.
     
  22. Moose

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    Prince of Orange begot from Jeff Searle who I believe begot from Chris Mayhew.
     
  23. Moose

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    Tim - your seedling has similarities but is distinct. On Dr. Alix, sometimes the outer lobe leaves form. I see some interesting veining and bands of colors on yours that I don't recall seeing on the Dr. Alix.

    Nice plant - would not have a problem if your top got rooted and headed my way. You need to encourage it to branch. ;)
     
  24. Moose

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    The last one needing a name. A very pastel colored and deeply shaded Claude Lorraine acquired from Jeff Searle.
     

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