Greetings everyone, I am starting this thread to pursue more detailed information on croton cultivars for all to benefit from. As collectors and enthusiasts, we all know of the importance of documenting where possible the origin of cultivars. Who were the hybridizers? Where were certain plants found and rescued or resurrected from? What connections do certain cultivars have to our mentors of the past; such as Dr. Frank Brown, Richard Krukonis, Davis, Cutler, Coppinger, Bachman and so forth. I was inspired to look deeper into this recently by an email I received from Cathy Berger. She had expressed her love for these beautiful plants, and some of her frustration from having many questions to which she is hoping to get answers about some of her crotons. Her main concern was about optimum light conditions. Cathy had commented that the Croton Encyclopedia had many pictures of croton cultivars, but many of the entries lacked any additional information. I answered her questions to the best of my ability, but couldn't help to agree that she had a very valid point that I too had thought of in the past that there is little to no information about optimum light conditions in the Croton Encyclopedia. I then contacted Anna, our WIKI Queen about this. She also agreed and suggested that I start this thread to solicit information and experience from everyone in our unofficial society. We are seeking out history, origins, optimum light conditions and so forth to make the Croton Encyclopedia as complete as it can possibly be. For example, where did Ron Keifert salvage Black Beauty from and most likely keep it from its possible demise? Were there original names for the Krukonis plants that Jeff Searle has put names on that are now known as Lover's Night, Kiss & Tell, Sweet Looking, etc. Does Marie Nock have written credit for bringing in cultivars such as Princess Eugenia, Egg Farm and MacKenzie, among others? What is the best lighting for Sybil Griffin or Arrowhead? Does everyone know that Geisha Girl had been renamed because its original name was so offensive? These are just a couple of examples of the kind of information that Anna and I are seeking out. Anna thought it might be helpful to approach this task by going through the cultivar list alphabetically. However, please feel free at anytime to chime in and help make the Croton Encyclopedia as complete as it can possibly be. Obviously, there will most likely be some debating on some facts or history about these plants. If you see something that you don't agree with, or feel needs correcting, please make a mention of it. So who would like to start off? The first 10 cultivars on the list are Acubaefolium, AFD 5 & 7, AFD 9, Afrika, Albicans, Alley Cat, Amibile, America, American, and Ana Lopez. What can you add to our invaluable information resource?