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Croton Fiesta

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Apr 17, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is one I found yesterday. Name on tag is Fiesta is that correct ?
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here are a few more pictures showing the mixture of leaf shapes.
     

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  3. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Hi Scott,
    Your croton looks more like Twist and Point (p, 130 in Brown's book). The leafh shape for Fiesta is very different and it's pictured on p. 107.
    Marie
     
  4. fawnridge

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    I agree with Marie. Here's Fiesta:
     

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  5. TikiRick

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    I have twist and shout and it looks very similar to yours Scott.
     
  6. fawnridge

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    Here's Twist and Point:
     

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  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Did you mean Twist and Point ?
     
  8. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    hehe.yup. Both interesting plants (Twist and Turn & Twist and Point) I would like to share both my pics but i dun have them with me at the moment.=) Will upload some some other day. heheheh.
     
  9. Phil Stager

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    call it whatever, but it's been showing up in 3 gal pots in the local big box stores. Anything for a change from the usual drek
     
  10. Jeff Searle

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    Onward through the fog.......?
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

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    Fiesta's synonym is Illustris. Ricky, any chance you can air layer that one for me? That's one I'd like to replace for sure.
     
  12. fawnridge

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    Ray - I had three in the ground. One is still there and it's only around 15" tall. The other two were in a bad spot, so I yanked them out several days ago and threw them into 3-gallon cans. One of those I gave to a friend who just moved to Jupiter from Miami. The other one is yours, assuming it survives the rugged transplant.
     
  13. Moose

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    Fiesta is a recent acquisition for me. I am ready to plant it but would like some advice as to how much sun does it prefer? :confused:

    Your input is appreciated! ;)

    Moose :)
     
  14. fawnridge

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    The more sun, the more yellow. In the shade, it stays mostly green.
     
  15. ScotTi

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    Is this a Fiesta ? Leaf shapes are all over the place. The name tag at the local H.I. store had Gold Dust:rolleyes:
     

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  16. Crazy for Crotons

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    Ricky, did the transplanted Fiesta's survive?
     
  17. fawnridge

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    No. There's still one in the ground from several years ago, but the transplants withered and died. The only one that survived is in a pot where it's getting intensive care. I'll do some cuttings in the spring.
     

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