A Croton Paradise

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, May 26, 2015.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Mike, you've got to help me out! Please! Let me embarass myself again:

    31) ?
    32) Davis 14
    33) Dave MacClean #93
    34) Queen of Siam
    35) General MacArthur
    36) Wow!
    37) Jungle Queen
    38) Confetti
    39) Catch of the Day?

    Randy, good to 'see' you!
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    31.I picked this one up as Amabile from David King but it looks quite different from the one he has up there even though I took it as a cutting from his plant??
    36.A seedling that I am calling Spanish Dancer.The leaves are get tightly furled as they age
    and has very nice color.



     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Mike, are you saying my guesses were all right? If not, please correct them.

    Wow, that's a nice seedling! Is it close to Krakatoa? The markings remind me of that, but in a more broadleaf form?
     
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    All guesses are right except 39,I picked it up a few years ago as Lucky Gold.Very long leaves and eventually gets a yellow color as the leaves age but very,very slow
     
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great, thanks, Mike. Great crotons. Your place IS a croton paradise! Ron aptly named it. What is #20?
     
  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    #20 is a seedling from JC down in the keys,very variable plant,sometimes it throws dud colorless stems but the stem right beside it looks fantastic??
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    #31 is definitely no Amabile. Not even close and still considered very rare in collections.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This morning's offerings. At least this thread has got the forum talking crotons again ! :)

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  9. Moose

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  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I had doubts also,it looked similar to the Amabile that I saw over at Johnny,this is probably a new plant as I have showed many people this plant and they had question marks.This plant is quite fast and gets long colorful leaves,definitely a winner.What is truly weird about this one is that it looks very different from the plant that I took the cutting from??I will try and post a pic of the original plant.David came by and was quite surprised that I picked this plant up from him as it did not look like his at all.
     
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  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I heard that Amabile needs very strong sun exposure like a Jensenii.
     
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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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  15. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    The only ones I know for sure here Ron are Tan Wi Kiat and Geisha Girl. Mike, help us out, please. That Tan Wi Kiat is amazing!:eek:
     
  16. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    49 is Ashley King flushing some new leaves.48 is a seedling that was growing in pot when I bought a plant from Stan,53 is unknown to me,not sure where I picked it up??
     
  17. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Sorry for all the questions, Mike, but what kind of lighting do you have your Tan Wi Kiat in? I don't have this cultivar, but after seeing yours, it is on my wish list.
     
  18. Bullwinkle

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  19. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Mike. It's amazing it gets so much color with only 2 1/2 hours of late direct sun. I need to modify my thinking on putting crotons in too much light. I just don't seem to get it.
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Another to test your noodle, not sure myself ... :eek:

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  21. Moose

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    Worthy of a picture, one time it was super rare ...

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  22. Moose

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    On its way to coloring up, wish I knew what it was. Superior soil, good fertilizer plus a regimented irrigation schedule = beautiful plants.

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  23. Moose

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    Oooo, la la Singing

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  24. Moose

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    There are no words, at least not from me ... :cool:

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  25. Moose

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    Awesome looking green and yellow croton. Not sure what its called (Juliet DeLarue ?), but I like it ...

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  26. kurt decker

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    Another to test your noodle..moose. looks like a sun grown polychrome
     
  27. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    #60 looks like Polychrome leaf shape and form. It's a little more orange-pinky than usual, but I still think it's Polychrome.
    #61- Magnificent
    #62- ?
    #63- Cover Girl?
    #64- That spectacular croton we saw at Mike's during the tour. I don't think he knew it's name.
    #65- Habit or form looks like Juliette Delarue?
     
  28. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Correct Kurt Polychrome is 60, 62 is the East Coast Revelation,63 Not sure
     
  29. Jeff Searle

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    #60 could be and probably is Polychrome, but where's all the pink??? Moose...you certainly know what a Polychrome is...is it?

    #63 is not Cover Girl. There's actually some good striping, or veining throughout the leaf.
     
  30. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I got this as Cover Girl. What do you think? Jeff, could you show us your Cover Girl? Please?


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  31. Bullwinkle

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    Hi Jeff,it is Polychrome,this is another pic of the same plant :)Little more pink in this pic
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  32. Moose

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  33. Moose

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    If this the uber rare and hardly encountered Tiffany ?

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  34. Moose

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    Is this the uber rare and never encountered Granada ?

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  35. Moose

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    Or is this the uber rare and not often encountered Tiffany ?

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  36. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Post #73 is not Tiffany and #75 does not look like one either. Not especially rare since there's been at least one big 3 gal in last several late summer auctions.
    N.B. - it comes in two forms and both can appear on same plant. Lunch time here or I'd take a few pics and post.
     
  37. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    If you look in the Wiki Jeff totally covered Tiffany, both forms and great pictures.
     
  38. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    72 is Freedom from Keith (this one looks like it is going to be a great plant)
    73 is White Tapestry from Hans,for those who went on the tour in Nov ,this is a cutting from the big one in the back
    74 not sure about this one
    75 is unknown from Stan
     
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  39. Moose

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  40. Moose

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