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Canadian croton, eh.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Central Floridave, Jul 23, 2011.

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  1. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    I just got back from a family vacation to Niagara Falls, eh. Surprisingly saw a bunch of tropicals, eh. Here is the croton collection I saw, eh.



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  2. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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  3. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    var. Plastica, eh?

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :cool:Congratulations Dave, you just created our 1,000th thread in our young forum! :cool:

    Interesting find in Canada, eh ! LOL :D
     

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  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Dave, please tell me they're not all plastic! The rightmost photo of your first post is the somewhat rare Van Houtii.
     
  6. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Ray, if you're sure about the ID we need one for the wiki...
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Peyton,

    I'm, 99% certain. I'd use it in the Wiki database.
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Concur with Ray on the vanHouttii; looks a lot like the smaller ones in the yard (see separate thread on how to save a plant when it gets whomped by palm frond)
     
  9. Central Floridave

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    Only the last one is plastic.

    I talked to the curator of the tropical collection at the Niagara Falls Botanical garden and asked him where he got the croton. He said they are all historical and were there when he started ten years ago. He keeps them alive. In the winter he moves them into another green house that stays warmer. He said the deep of winter the greenhouse gets into the 50's. I told him my croton go down to 29 degrees and he found that interesting. The botanical garden had a ton of gems in it other than croton. It was amazing what they collect so far North.

    If you are interested, here are more photos of our family vacation:

    http://www.2ndlight.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=126132&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Dave,

    I checked out your family vacation pictures. I enjoyed them, looks like you had an awesome trip! Thanks,
    Jeff
     

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