COSTA RICA CROTON WANDERINGS-THE MANY FACES OF ACUBAEFOLIUM

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    ACUBAEFOLIUM…for the longest time I thought this cultivar was GOLD DUST until Marie Nock identified it correctly for me, “the leaf is much larger and has a ruddy colored underside”, she said…thanks Marie. P.S. “don’t forget to also look for the purplish-red petiole” said Robertico (fotos 4 & 11).

     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    FOTOS #13 thru #16: These two cultivars show an unusually high percentage of their leaves turning their reddish-ruddy colored under-sides toward the sun and its yellow spots appear splotched. This trait gives it a very attractive and colorful look.:)
     

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  3. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Very nice I have had this one for many years it never fails to please, I have taken several air-layers it just keeps on shining. I look forward to seeing your posts.THANK'S
     
  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Robertico,

    I also look forward to your posts. Your photos are wonderful. Always a lot of thought put in to show the plant's salient characteristics beautifully. I also love the photos of the monster trees. It shows us the true genetic potential these plants have in the best habitat. Thanks so much for posting.

    I am going to take a break from posting photos to the wiki for a few days, maybe a week since my daughter is visiting. I definitely will put some of these beauties in. I love seeing the reddish backs and the petioles. We are learning a lot from each other! Thanks.

    Ana
     
  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Hello Native Son and Ana...thanks for your kind words. We will sending more of "THE MANY FACES OF... as time permits. Thx again.:)
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I need to get in touch with Lee and get me a Acubaefolium. Thanks for the great photos of very nice looking plants.
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I got one in a 3gal. I will bring to the next meeting for you. Will take something that you would like to trade.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Robert,

    Thanks for all of your great pictures. It seems to be one of the more common crotons around town? It makes a good landscape croton for it's size, fast growth and durability.
     
  9. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the photos Robert.:D I've been to Costa Rica 5 times & I'm always amazed by variety of plants, from the lowland up in to the cloud forests. I'll try dig up some croton photos to post.
     

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