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change for the worse?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by pocomo, Jul 8, 2011.

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  1. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    One of my favorite seedlings, changing for the worse as far as I'm concerned. A really pretty red and sporting to yellow. Started with half a leaf yellow after it's first bloom and now whole leaves have changed. Hope it's just temporary. I suppose I could top it and have a sport and maybe it would revert back from there. It's the only piece and I have air layers on it. Waiting to see what happens.
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Wow, what a nice seedling!
    I wonder, if you cut or airlayer the sport, perhaps the lower buds will sprout with the original red colors...
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I agree that the change is worrisome.I preferred the original red.Mybe someone with more experience could advise you on what to do.I would probably cut it and see what happens.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Chris,

    Are you certain/sure that what you see are not just some newer leaves that will color up as they mature?

    If not, bring that ugly plant over and I'll give it a new home. I know you would never want to keep something like that!

    Jeff
     
  5. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Jeff

    The newest leaf petioles have lost their red color and are now yellow, if that says anything. Chris
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - you can play the part of Ralph Davis and I'll be Richard Krukonis - send that "unwanted" seedling to me. :rolleyes:

    LOL :D
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - what happened to this seedling of yours ? :confused: I gots to know. :eek:

     
  8. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Ron...It's still my favorite (I think). Getting its color back. I think the color change happened when I air layered it. I now have 3 of them. I'll post a pic when I get around to it.
     
  9. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    This is it Ron. Unnamed but still my favorite. I think it will be fine.
     

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  10. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Worse? I don't think so.......very nice.:p
     
  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm, consultation fee?
     
  13. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Maybe I should start a new thread but I like Aurora for this one. Tentatively anyway. Chris
     

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