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A Pink Ruffle

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Marie Nock, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    We need an ID on this croton that we found in Hawaii a few years ago and again this past March. It likes strong light and is a moderate grower. The leaves look like pink ruffles.

    Any ideas on its identity?
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Looks like something from Thailand....
    Very very nice whatever it is!
    Hope you brought some cuttings home....
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The closest thing it resembles is Red Quill, good luck with it, it's pretty.
     
  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    The leaves have the look of a Thai croton but they're larger than most Thais. The plants grow more like American/European cultivars. Our largest plant is 3' tall.
     
  5. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, it's like a Red Quill crossed with a Shady Lane.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Marie - did you show Chandra this croton? It may not have originated on this side of the planet ? :)

    Sergey - have you seen any cultivar that looked like this on your croton pilgrimage to Thailand ? :eek:
     
  7. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    Ron – you are right. Such leaf shape is common enough in SE Asia. Many varieties with various leave’s length and width. Also I’ve noticed that such leaf shape is often the result of hybridizations with round-leaf Thai varieties.
     
  8. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmmm - update on this croton would be interesting ... ;)
     

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