Croton growing in hostile climate. For a Croton.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Stan, Aug 14, 2015.

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Mammy seems to have reverted to wild Croton. None of the color or leaf form of what it was last year. It never had any frost damage..but took some real cold in January. You think the leafs will turn red? get larger?
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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Hard to predict what it may or may not do - remember: it's a croton. However, if it were mine, I'd water and fertilize a lot and hope it bounced back. Otherwise, I'd cut off the ugly stuff and see what happens. Keep us posted.
     
  3. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Stan it sports one named Indian Headress with that leaf type but very colorful image.jpg
     
  4. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    N.S., I see today..they are turning red. But much smaller then the original leafs. Are you saying its not Mammy but Indian Headress?
     
  5. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Hey Stan, there are 100's of millions of Mammy's in the world and they can sport several different looks it sounds like yours is doing that. I had one with Red M, Yellow/Green M,and Head D, all growing very well. If you can find the Croton Stewartii it is very cold tolerant and very nice looking. image.jpg
     
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