Croton ID Needed Please

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by rpebinger, Jan 12, 2014.

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  1. rpebinger

    rpebinger Active Member

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    I picked up this little gem today. My limited identification capabilities know that it is not as it was labeled (Mammy). The pics do not do the croton justice. There are far more orange colors that resonate prior to the oldest leaves turning a vibrant red splotch. Appreciate any help ~ Rich
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Rich, It looks to be Pinocchio.
     
  3. rpebinger

    rpebinger Active Member

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    Thank you Scott - I appreciate it.
     
  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    OK, now my turn. Lamar gave this croton to me over a year ago without knowing what its name is. It's turned into a really nice looking plant. Can anyone help me out? CAM00624.jpg CAM00625.jpg
     
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  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    How fast is it Tim?

    Lamar - what is this one called?

    :muffit:
     
  6. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Not particularly fast, but not slow as snails either. It got set back a bit when Lamar brought it down. I think he had it in his trunk for too long and it got dehydrated.
     
  7. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    I bought one Pinocchio and one Freckles in two different nurseries. They looked different. As of now, they look identical :(
     
  8. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    That's a croton for ya.Happy
     
  9. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Dear Palmisland, you are pretty much right. My neighbors admire my display but they are not getting excited by the names and the fact that I have over 40 different crotons :(. Now I have Mammey (Mammie?), Curly Boy and Lauren’s Rainbow side by side and nobody can see a big difference:(. The best award was when my husband (the only smoker in the neighborhood) overheard while sitting (invisible) on the porch: “Look at this! How did she make it look so pretty?!” [​IMG]
     
  10. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    …and today at Walmart I saw the croton named Lena ( from ”Exotic Angel pants”). The plants were half dead, so I didn’t buy one…but it will be another Laurens-Curly-Mammie looking croton…

    I am sorry, OP (Original Poster). I am often “off topic”. I can post the pictures of my Pinocchio and my Freckles if it helps.
     
  11. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    Which Walmart was that?
     
  12. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Just an interesting moment, Tim O. And I spoke about the above plant we were trying to ID. I think is a plant I got from David McLean, I told Tim about a conversation with Dave, he ask about the plant, I replied "I got it from you". A good laugh followed. If no objects I would at this time like to go ahead and call it David McLean. Your response would be greatly appreciated. image.jpg
     
  13. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Lamar,
    Richard Button named a croton David McLean just before David passed. But remember, there are two Frank Browns.
    Marie
     
  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I just returned from David's memorial, very wonderful and large group celebrating one really special guy. I took that opportunity to speak to the group and presented a picture of the Croton above and hopefully I have not offended anyone so it can represent him well.
     
  15. Emmylou

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    Lamar, Good to see you today at the celebration of David's life. It was so nice and some of the stories great. This is a beautiful croton and represents David well. I would love to get one if you should have an extra air layer or cutting. Thanks, Marnie
     

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