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A Clueless Moose ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Saw this at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden growing under a tree along a path under some pretty heavy shade.

    No idea as to what cultivar it is. Tag read Cordieaum sp. :rolleyes:

    A clueless Moose :confused:
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    That is a really nice looking Croton. I have no idea of the name, but if anyone has one for sale I will buy it.:)
     
  3. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    I like that weeping look. Thanks for the photo.
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yellow Interruptum!! That's a great plant but impossible to root from cuttings. I've never tried an air layer but it would be a worthwhile effort.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

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    But Ray....where's the interruptum? I know my eyes are not very good, but I don't see it in either of Ron's pictures. Rob and I put some air layers on a very similar looking plant, that had a definite interruptum at each end of the leaf. But this, appears to be nothing more than a stright leaf. I will be cutting them off in another week or so.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It happens but infrequently on some plants.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Well being that it is at Fairchild, an air layer would not be allowed unless someone with connections ... ;)

    Jeff??? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    The Moose Be Clueless No More!
    I too, saw that Croton at Fairchild and knew I "needed" to have one. After inquiring around, I was able to located the dealer/collector that had it. Of course, I learned the name of it. Moose, if you guess the name, I will also be glad to tell you where I bought it.
    The Clue is...
    It is named after a children's storybook character.
    Don't anybody tell him; Cause, you all know, The Moose likes to play games. :D
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Winnie the Pooh? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    Moose: You know darn well, the name of The Croton is not Winnie the Pooh. :D:D:D:D
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rapunzel ?:rolleyes:
     
  12. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    Moose: No, it is not Rapunzel. However, that is a very good guess. Did someone help you? The next try, you will probably have it!
     
  13. Borgy230

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    Maybe Goldie Locks?
     
  14. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what name it has now, but I believe the original name is "Augustifolium".
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Little Bo Peep,who lost her sheep? :rolleyes: The croton looks like a sheep dog! ;)
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thumbelina ? :rolleyes:
     
  17. ScotTi

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    Have not seen my guess yet and I am bad with IDs.:D
     
  18. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    Borgy got it! The name is Goldilocks.
    Note to Crazy for Crotons... Goldilocks can be propagated from cuttings. You might care to try again with the one you have. Let us know how you make out.
     
  19. Borgy230

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    no shit haha, so whats my prize!
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The Grand Prize:

    :p Free cow manure for your crotons, pick up is in Palmdale, FL. :eek:

    Remember Biff from Back to the Future? :rolleyes:
     

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  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - did you manage to collect your prize? :p
     
  22. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The name of the dealer / collector?
     
  23. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Goldilocks??? That's a new one to me.

    Plant Nut, you're so good at rooting it by cutting that I'll let you do it for me. I've never had success with it.
     
  24. Plant Nut

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    Tim Anderson. Be sure to call ahead first. He doesn't always have them available.
     
  25. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I heard that Tim Andersen may have some current health issues. Marie Nock may possibly have this cultivar available ? ;)
     
  26. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Mine survived winter quite well despite its small size.
     

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