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Could this be.....Bonita ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I have this one croton growing in the yard, it shows real potential because I think it has great colors and pattern. When Bob Alonzo came for a visit awhile back, we unfortunately didn't see this plant for him to give a look at. In Frank Brown's book, it look's similar to what he has for Bonita on page 74. I wish I could get some help with this one. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff,
    It's wonderful whatever it is. Is it from the Halgrim collection?
    Marie
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Jeff-
    Hard to tell from one pic in book if yours is Bonita. Yours has unusual white/red/white petioles on leaves; I can't see what the petioles are like in the pic in the book. Whatever it is should be very impressive in another year or two.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Marie,


    I'm sorry for this extreamly late reply. But to answer your question, no. I don't remember at all on where I picked this one up at.


    Jeff
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Si, es muy bonita.
     
  6. keith

    keith Active Member

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    what?????
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Keith,

    Not quite sure on what you mean by "what???"
     
  8. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Just playing with Ray
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    que? :)
     
  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Come on peep's, I really need help on this one. If this turns out not to be Bonita, could Bonita be lossed forever? Does anyone know of a Bonita floating around in a collection somewhere?
     
  11. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    Looks close some of the leaf shapes and color is close also Bonita has a darker Crimsom red. But its a Rudy Bachman plant theres a few still in dade county. I had a couple while back. Nice plant overall.
     
  12. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Well, according to our Master Name List it is 'Bonita' since the photos there are identical to the ones in this thread...
    http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/index.php/BONITA
    Perhaps the Master Name List should say aff. 'Bonita' or "possibly" 'Bonita' or "looks like" etc if we are not sure of the ID...
     
  13. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    Jeff, if your photo is a Rudy Bachman, then I am the Pope!
     
  14. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    No, The topic is Bonita not Bachman.
     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    You should really stay off the Kool Aid late at night Glock. Especially at your age.:)
     
  16. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Although I appreciate seeing my pictures up in "lights":)I didn't put them in Wiki for this very reason, because I never was and still not sure if it is Bonita. But perhaps a "Looks Like" or "Possibly" is needed sometimes.
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - could you post an updated photo of this beauty? It has had a growing season to mature. How slow is it? Looks kind of Bonita to me but I have to admit that I am out of my league with the rarely seen Bonita. :eek:
     
  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    It's been a long time since this thread was started, and some things has been learn I feel. The picture above is my Survivor, and everyone that has seen it feels that it is not Bonita nor have they seen this plant anywhere else. I have another croton that IS Bonita, grows terribly slow for me and I almost lost the whole thing about 3 months ago. It matches up very nicely to the picture in the book. I was told that Koki has a quite large plant on the west coast. It would be nice to see a picture of his. Any chance?

    Jeff
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Toby - any chance we can get you to post a photo of your Bonita Jeff mentioned? :confused: Pleeeeeease! :eek:
     

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