COSTA RICA CROTON WANDERINGS-THE MANY FACES OF YELLOW PETRA

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, May 3, 2014.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    MASTER LIST NAME: YELLOW PETRA – CATEGORY BROAD LEAF

    Codiaeum ‘Yellow Petra’ foliage (leaves) drawn wide, yellow streaked green veins.” Ref: http://nature.jardin.free.fr/vivace/ft_codiaeum.html

    “Yellow Petra: Co42 Broad leaves with bright yellow veins, Sport of PETRA”. Ref: HORTSCIENCE VOL. 45(6) JUNE 2010

    WIKI FORUM - FAUNRIDGE: “In hard sun, Yellow Petra turns white.”

    NOTE: I found very little information related to YELLOW PETRA on the INTERNET. If you would like to know more, please go to the SEARCH BOX (magnifying glass) on the WIKI FORUM and query Yellow Petra for some very interesting opinions, “give-and-take” and supplementary fotos re: subject.

    Fotos: 01-02-03-04 and 05…close ups for Ana
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    06 Yellow and Red Petras clustered for comparison
    07 Deep shade 24-7
    08 Filtered shade most of the day
    09 Out front on the street side
    10 Broad leaves
     

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  3. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    11 Yellow and green on yellow and green…rather redundant
    12 Standing alone next to a neighbors boarded house showing leaves blanched by excessive sun exposure
    13 Single file along the front yard fence
    14 Also demonstrating leaves blanched by excessive sun exposure
     

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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    15 Cornered in the front yard
    16 Flanked of both sides by GOLD DUST
    17 Small YELLOW PETRA “tree” in Atenas
    18 Tortugero Canals on the Caribbean (My favorite YELLOW PETRA foto)
     

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  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Love this plant,I left a spectacular yellow one at my last house.Once it is well fertilized it maintains great color in full sun.Thanks for the pics
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mike - I recall your Yellow Petra. It was huge specimen and well grown. Its too bad it would have been difficult to take with you. It turned me on to how splendid a Yellow Petra can be.
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Nice you make the most common look very special. I took cuttings from a roadside Yellow Petra last week. Keep up the good work thanks.
     
  8. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Great job, Robert! Yellow Petra is a beautiful plant. I beg to differ about the leaves being blanched. I think it can take a lot, lot of sun and get very yellow without blanching. I love it that way, personally. Mike, your gorgeous Yellow Petra is in the wiki for all of us and for posterity! What a great specimen. When I saw yours, I thought they must grow pretty fast. I put mine in the back of a few crotons so it would be a beautiful backdrop, but now the others have overgrown it and it's difficult to see it unless you go around the back. It is not a real fast grower. Seems to grow out for me and get very full and compact before growing up. I love it, just wish I'd put it in the front or side instead.

    Dean, why aren't photos expanding to full size when you click a third time?
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Great photos once again Robert! I really enjoy your wandering threads as you show the Croton as a specimen plant as nature intended. Thanks again!
     

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