Croton in St. Maarten

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    This stunner is at the pier where the cruise ships dock. I thought at first that it was Curly Boy in full sun, but parts of mine are in full sun and they don't get the pink this one has. Anyone got a name for it?
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Corkscrew. :p

    Did a piece fall into your suitcase? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it and Moose, if the picture in the Wiki is correct, then this is not Corkscrew. There was no red or purple at all, even on the parts of the plant in the shade. Pink, yellow, and green. I was going to take piece but it just wasn't possible - nothing to cut with, no ziploc bags. Maybe next time I'm in St. Maarten I'll grab a few pieces.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It sure looks like a dead ringer for a Corkscrew to me.
     
  6. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    So, what's the plant in the Wiki?
     
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    Man I could neve get these right...
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The plant in the Wiki is corkscrew as well. I think maybe some cultural aspects are playing in the matter. I know the bush down in Trinadad looks different, but if cuttings were taken off and grown here, maybe the pinks would get more red in them. I could be wrong though....
     
  9. Moose

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    Ricky - Here is the Corkscrew living in the Moose Land for comparison.
     

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