Black leaves with pink spots…

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Pix, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    I promised to somebody to find a name of the croton with very dark leaves and pink spots on them…and I am not sure where to start… Can you help me with your suggestions, please?
     
  2. Native son

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    Start with Phillip Geduldig it's in the Wiki
     
  3. Moose

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    A picture would be most helpful ;)
     
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    There is no picture. The guy who I want to help runs a small nursery and wants to get this croton but doesn't remember its name. He had it some time ago.
    I will take a look at Phillip Geduldig thank you:)
    The croton shouldn't be very rare, I think…and should be found in Central Florida…
     
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    Native Son, thank you for your advice on tools in another thread. I returned my new Milwaukee Sawzall because it was too heavy for me and bought something less powerful but smaller and lighter from Chicago Electric. I wish I had the right tools a year ago when I started removing large bushes…
     
  6. Phil Stager

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    Have 1or 2 nice 3 gal plants I could bring to the meeting.
     
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    Phil, do you mean you have Phillip Geduldig?? All your crotons will be well received.
     
  8. Pix

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    Any more dark leaves with pink spots? Please...[​IMG]
     
  9. Native son

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    Pix, Leopardia is dark with pink spots, no picture in the Wiki I will post mine tomorrow. It could have another name that I don't know.
     
  10. Native son

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    Gooood Morning Croton Worldddd!!!!!! Second pic. A volunteer seedling from this area. If you like you can call Pixie. image.jpg image.jpg they posted seedling first Leopardia second.
     
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    Christian's Landscape ?
     
  12. Moose

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    Franklin Roosevelt ?
     
  13. Phil Stager

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    Yes, FDR - at least in the above two pics.
     
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    Thank you, guys. I am in and out, I am sorry. Having a war where my mother is …isn’t helpful.

    I wish I had a list of purples with pink spots…

    And yes, I want to call one “Pixie”! How can I put my hands on it??
     
  15. Native son

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    I will put a tag on it and in short order I will make one for you. Our daughter lives in South Tampa we visit regularly just give me a few months.
     
  16. Native son

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    Pix I will take a cutting and start the process. Now into the mist house for a while I will keep you posted. image.jpg
     
  17. Pix

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    Thank you so much, Lamar! It is sooo nice of you… I am taking this sweet Pixie picture as my forum face:)

    Does anyone know what these two are?
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    The top one is called laffeyette. Comes from the palmetto/Bradenton area. Sort of like a blacked out stoplight but the flush can be insane.
     
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    Will what do you know, I have had Laffeyette for years. I have never heard anyone mention that name. I loaded the new junk and can't load pics!!!!!
     
  20. Pix

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    Thank you. All bush was like that. I hope it roots.
     
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    I have had this for years, just thought it was a dark stoplight. New Apple junk will not let me take photo
     
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    Will what do you know, apple is killing me. €><#€¥+*^%}{,,?<>>%%% that was a string of nasty words.
     
  23. Moose

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    Go old school and get a camera. Heard the new Apple phones can bend
     
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    Second one looks like a blacked out Irene kingsley. the heavy midribs on the fingers are the giveaway. Plant it in more light and it should color up
     
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    Thank you, Kurt :) All I have is more light :)
     
  26. Native son

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    Pix. This pic is for you. The cutting has grown nice roots, PIXIE is well on the way. How far are you from Longfellow in south Tampa? image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Oh, thank you Lamar! I am so sorry, I had my family (with 3 years old) visiting from Europe and I was completely out of everything garden related :(. I am within half an hour of Longfellow Ave in South Tampa. And if you hold to it a little longer, I plan to participate in something on the East Coast (whatever it will be) in the beginning of next year.
     
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    Not a problem, I was planning to keep it thru the winter. Just wanted to let you know we had success with the cutting. image.jpg I think it might mature into a nice little plant. It has extensions on the tips with twists and leaflets.

    PIXIE 14 months and poppin.
     
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    WOW! Is it 14 month already?? Thanks again sooo much, Lamar!
    Look, isn't this something :)?
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    Pix we also have one of them. image.jpg image.jpg She can't make up her mind Princess or Fishhead
     
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    :):):)
    Mine also broke off my wings:(
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    Here are my cuttings. They came out of the plastic bag where they were sitting for 6 (or more) weeks alive and rooted...but I have no clue what to do with them next. I usually kill my cuttings with fungus and fungus gnats:(... I wish we would have a sub-forum on general gardening...
    Three of these should become dark with pink spots. If they survive, of course.
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  33. Dypsisdean

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    Some of the CrotonHeads should chime in. But my recommendation when you have touchy cuttings that are susceptible to fungus is to find a broad spectrum fungicide that you can soil drench. Then that way it is easy, when in small pots) to just quickly put the dosage into a watering can and dose the whole plant, soil and all.

    I have heard the CrotonHeads mention the Bayer 3 in 1 before - and I think that has a fungicide. Maybe Daconil - but not sure. But at any rate, it would help with scale and other leaf fungus as well. And it is usually available at the Big Box Stores.

    But perhaps others have a better recommendation.
     
  34. Pix

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    Thank you, Dean:). The fungus is in the soil. It is mold. I already figured out that I have to use a sterile potting mix and not keep it open in my garage for months. However even with fresh medium I am always getting fungus in my house plants. Then all of the sudden the house is full of fungus gnats. I tend to over-water, and I use a soil with a lot of organic matter. I had to learned to leave my house plants alone, but I feel that the freshly rooted cuttings need more water and cannot be dried out. Is it so? May be I should use a different medium?
     
  35. Pix

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    There are tons of other gardening forums around.

    It’s easy to search.

    …Cinnamon powder, chamomile tea…

    I almost lost my dill and rucola (arugula) seedlings due to the fungus gnats again but thanks to Google it didn’t happen.

    …and to get rid of snails it is enough to water heavily and slightly sprinkle with salt…

    …People on this forum are just not interested to talk general gardening…
     

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