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Any Clue???

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Apr 12, 2011.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember where I got this from, but I don't think it's Bravo, or is it? I haven't seen Bravo with any white, but I could be wrong. The leaves aren't particularly large, but it has great color. Any guesses? Don't be shy!:D
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I'm clueless...
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    You're right, it's not Bravo. I've never seen one that looks like it, so I'd split the 2 plants apart and plant them in different conditions to see what happens. Put one in morning sun and one in late afternoon sun, mostly shade.
     
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Rick, This is the same as the cutting I gave you. Geez, I wish I remember where it came from. :confused: I've had them over a year.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'd call it Bravo-Plus.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I say you need to crank that one up the some water soluble liquid love. ;)
     
  7. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Randy.
    I came across a croton today that I got from David McLean a few years ago. He called it King's Ransom at the time. It was later said to be a Magnificent but one that's different from the tissue culture liners that come up from South America. Anyway, my plant has lots of white too.
    Marie
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a 15 year old Bravo that shows white on leaves that are protected from direct sunlight. It stays small since it gets whomped regularly by Royal Palm fronds. Pics taken tonight with flash.
     

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  9. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Here are a few pics from this morning. :D The first set of pics had the color a little off due to my camera's settings. It's in the ground now, what do you think. It's looking less & less like Bravo.


    Randy
     

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  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

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    Randy, to me this plant is similar to the one you pictured. It came from Palm Hammock without ID. I have a bravo and this looks similar in some ways, but very different overall to my untrained eye. At its best, the coloring is very striking with white and hot pink blotchy markings. Last time I asked the consensus was that it is Bravo. Have you figured out what your plant is? Do you think mine is the same?:confused:
     
  11. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    The many faces of Bravo, you have to love this one it grows very well and produces seed like an alley cat.
     

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  12. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Ana, mine turned out to be Bravo. It has similar coloring, but changes with the lighting. It holds more of the pinks & whites in the shade. Yesterday it went back in a pot to make room for something more interesting. I already have a Bravo in more sun, so this one will be moved to more shady spot. Your's does look the same:cool:
     
  13. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Aw shucks. It looks so pretty to me. Figures. My Magnificents, Mrs. Icetons and Petras look beautiful to me too, and are:D. I was just hoping for something more exotic, or rare. Thanks for the ID's Lamar and Randy. I wish I was better at ID's, I am going to keep trying.:eek: Ana
     

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