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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Sergey, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. Sergey

    Sergey Active Member

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    I brought this old variety from Moscow Botanic Garden. Leaves are thick, old leaves are getting white with time. Could you help with ID?
     

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    They are different. Bellow is the same as in Jerry’s collection. “My” has got thicker, slightly wavy and very slightly semi-oak leaves.
     

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    Some close-up pictures of these two varieties growing in the same conditions – light, temperature, etc.
    Unknown (left) and “Prince Philip” (right). As you can see they are quite different.
     

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    Some more close-ups.
     

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  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Sergey -
    Your unknown looks similar to Albicans which has not been a real strong grower for me.
    Pic in upper right shows a recent Albicans air layer next to a Prince Philip. The other 3 pics are of Albicans. The yellow in Albicans fades to a creamy white on the older leaves; Prince Philip stays yellow.
     

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    well the pics got moved around again *(&&^%$#@!~ The middle pic shows Prince Philip to left and Albicans to right.
     
  9. Sergey

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    Phil, thank you for your help and pictures!

    The color is the same, but what I doubt about is broader leaf tip and tendency to slightly semi-oak shape… and good grower…
     
  10. Rags

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    Sergy your plant is different, here are some Prince Philip photos Trini style

    :cool:
     

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    Sergey Active Member

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    Allan,

    Nice pictures! 100% sure it’s Mortii in your photos :)
     
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    Agreed, those are Mortii, not Prince Phillip which is mostly white and green.
     

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