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Another Unknow Interupted Form

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    OK you folks that like to name things. Here's a nice little interupted leaf form. No idea where it came from. Slow growing and the one in the pot is the first air layer. Knock yourselves silly on this one.
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Phil - I have Johannis in the deep shade that looks exactly like that. By the way, is that a David McLean "Zadroga" in the lower right of the first picture?
     
  3. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    lower right looks like a new flush on a Polychrome to me.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    DAMN! Rob, your really getting the eye for crotons. Nice call......
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    That's a Polychrome in the LR.

    Jeff - I've got Joannis also in deep shade to almost full sun and none of them look like this thing. Lots of subtle differences mainly in the color, i.e., some specs of yellows and orange. We'll see how the air layer does in different light conditions.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The interrupted leaf plant looks better than a Johannis. In fact, it looks like an interrupted form of Pride of Winter Haven.
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a set of pics with two Joannis leaves laid over the air layer; one joannis leaf from deep shade and a new one in bright sun. First two are top of leaves; second two pics try to show undersides. The UK one has veining down the middle which the Joannis does not have; some of the mid ribs on the UK are redish. At any rate , it is what it is - and shows us how little we do know about this unusual plant we collect.
     

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  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    No question about it, there's no red midrib on any Johannis I've grown. Now the question becomes, if no one knows what it is, can you name it?
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Phil, the oak leaf behind the UK is Norwood Beauty. It's basically a smaller leaf version of Mrs. Snyder's Disreali.
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    The Norwood Beauty came from an older home in south St. Pete from a lady who 'wanted her croton trimmed back' Lots of cuttings were distributed so they are around... First time somone has assigned a name to it - probably needs more light to color up more.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - whatever happened to this plant? :oops:
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Growing slowly but steadily; now about 3 ft. tall and with multiple heads. here's a few close up pics taken tonight. Approx. 1/3 of the leaves are interrupted; note the red main vein on mature leaves.
     

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