Croton ID

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Genifer, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    I bought this croton from a small plant place close by. I've been researching what it is for a while now. I've seen so many options that I'm not sure. I was thinking maybe Eleanor Roosevelt but I haven't seen any color come out yet. I'm pretty sure it wasn't getting enough sun because the owner didn't know much about them from our conversation.
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Punctatum! E. Roosevelt has much larger leaves.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Genifer - How long and wide are the leaves? :confused:
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    After walking out and looking at my Punctatum and E. Roosevelt, leaves look to large for Punctatum (left) E. Roosevelt (right). E.R. leaves are 13.5" long with a hint of pink on the older leaf underside. IMG_2202.jpg
     
  5. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    The leaves are 1/4-1/2 inch wide & 10 inches long at this time. No pink on the undersides though. Possible that it could develop some pinkish hue though because at the stem of each leaf it looks like it wants to develop some color but maybe not coming out yet in the leaves.
     
  6. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    It looks very much like the one in the right. Leaves look about the same size.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The underside of the older leaves of E. Roosevelt IMG_2216.jpg IMG_2214.jpg
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Maybe you can find a Franklin Roosevelt to go with it.
    IMG_2243.jpg IMG_2246.jpg
     
  9. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    It would be great if I could find a Franklin then maybe I'd have a husband & wife!!! I went & studied it very well & didn't see any pink on any leaves at all only on the stems.
     

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