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Codiaeum variegatum "Erica's Party"

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    This is a 2-year-old seedling that I've been watching. As the second generation of leaves has now flushed out, I have decided to give it a name.
    Meet Codiaeum variegatum "Erica's Party"
    Several pink spots, and a most interesting leaf shape. Named for my daughter Erica.

    photo1.jpg photo2.jpg photo.jpg
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I like it alot!
     
  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Very cool!
    It will be interesting to see what it looks like in a year or so...
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    I hope it turns out to be something pretty. With the pink dots, it could. I look forward to seeing this plant when it gets bigger, and a great name in honor of your daughter.
    Jeff
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    How's Erica's Party doing? Is it still showing the pink spots? It must have at least doubled in size with all the summer growth from the rains. Any recent pictures?
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I second that emotion. ;)
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    It's been more than two years since the original photo and Erica's Party was pulled from the ground, sat for a week in the mistbed, and then went in the ground on the opposite side of the garden. The "trunk" is still just a bit thicker than a pencil, but the leaves are getting much bigger.

    erica's party.jpg
     
  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Looking good,it is coloring up nicely

     
  9. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Still growing slowly, but much more red now. erica.jpg
     

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