Coloring up!

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Jul 25, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    We never did find out what this semi-oak is but it's starting to show some excellent coloration. LOVE the oranges it's taking on. This get very strong afternoon sun. I've put an air layer on it for next auction.
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Wow,that one is a winner :)
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    W:cool:w! That is great looking plant Bren.
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's a good looker.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, the auctioneer could really have some fun with this one. It's very nice Bren, and can't really put a name on it either. Maybe when all the great minds are together and see it in person at the next meeting is when they might come up with something. What's the history on this plant?
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I bought it from a nursery here in St. Pete called sunscape. At the time, it was in deep shade and had hardly any color. The leaves were crusted over too as they have lots of iron in their water. Because of that, I was able to talk the guy down on price.

    It's in a 10 gal now but it's ready to be bumped to a 15.
    The plant is about 6' and has a 2" trunk. Good growth rate.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    It looks like its got tiger stripes! :cool: Very interesting to say the least. ;)
     
  8. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Jeff may have thought that airlayer is for auction. Who's it really for? Chris
     
  9. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Take it back. I should've read you post all the way through. Am I bad.
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Tiger Stripes? Is that the new name? Or The Bengal?
     
  11. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I like Tiger Stripes if we can't ID it.
     
  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I would also add that eventually, I would like to pass this along to all those that have been so gracious to me with their sharing. I've asked Ray to help me figuring out where to air layer properly. It's currently pretty tall with a thickish trunk.
    I want to knock it down in size by air layers so I can handle hauling it in the GH future winters. It also needs up potting now into a 15 gal.
    Ray gets first dibs though, he has given me so many crotons through out the years. Scott, moose, bull, Toby..u r not forgotten either. If I forgot some one speak up! Just need time. In the meantime, hopefully this big airlayer roots for auction. I feel obligated to auction it since I don't have much else to auction croton wise.
     
  13. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Very Pretty. It could be a nicely colored Clipper.
     
  14. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Not same plant assuming what I bought from Searle is clipper. Clipper gets very red undersides in shade. Leaves are bigger too. Pic to follow.
     
  15. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    OK, in these pics, Clipper in a 3 gal (out of color) fore front (see bamboo stake), in near back is AFD5 then the plant in question, tall and in a 7 gal standing tall.
     

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  16. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Bren, I think Toby is onto something. It does look like a nice Clipper.
     
  17. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    In person, these plants look completely different to me. That said, I admit it is plausible, you guys know your plants. I will leave my clipper in that spot for a few weeks to see if I see more similarity between the two given the same conditions.
     
  18. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Is the leaf shape the same? I'll have to take a look later this week.
     
  19. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    If I had to guess I would think it is a super healthy clipper
     
  20. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hey I'd be happy with a pencil size piece of stem if you end up needing to do any trimming after all that air layering... :D
     
  21. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Clipper (?) is still going strong. I turn it's pot monthly.
     

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