Croton morea question

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Genifer, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    Hello fellow croton lovers. My name is Genifer & I am new to this site. I bought a beautiful morea croton @ Walmart & I was wondering how much sun it can take. Right now I have it on my screened back porch where it gets about 3-4 hours of morning sun. I would love for it to develop it's full potential colors & I was wondering if it needs more or less sun for that. Thanks
     
  2. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Genifer you are entering the fog of name this croton. If you can post a photo and the fun will begin. When you are ready to add to your croton collection (road trip) come to Florida we have a great group and can be talked out of a freebie.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Welcome Genifer,3-4 morning hours sound just fine.Remember to keep it well watered.Post a picture and we all will try to help you with the ID as Morea is probably not the common name for your plant :)

     
  4. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    I would love to be able to take a trip to Florida. Maybe I can at least try for a weekend. I tried to post some pics but I couldn't figure out how to. I'm going to try again now.
     

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  5. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. My girls & I appreciate it. All my plants are girls with names. So far I have about 10 & I'm always trying to add. If I see one that I don't have it becomes my mission to acquire it. I was in Walmart where they had a very sickly Lauren's Rainbow that I had to take home cuz it hurt my heart to see it so sick. She is doing good now with some new growth.
     

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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    This one looks like Van Buren,once it gets some more size and color we will know for sure

     
  7. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    Which one the supposed to Lauren's rainbow or the morea??
     
  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Morea

     
  9. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    Ok. Thanks. I'll have to do my research on Van Buren now :)
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Genifer - a warm welcome to the forum. Please keep posting.

    Morea was a croton name that I was unfamilar with. I Googled it and could only find multiples of the same image. It was a 3.5" rooted cutting that was difficult to ID because of its size. It looked like a Buddy or perhaps Norma to me. It is not uncommon to "re-name" a croton for marketing purposes. I gotta agree that the photo you posted looks like a Van Buren. If it grows fast and you get some nice pink stirations, its a Van Buren.

    Many from this forum get together from time to time and we have garden tours. I know you live a distance but you could expand your collection of some very nice cultivars rapidly if you attended. Some beauties you would never encounter commercially.

    Once again, welcome ;):D

    Ron
     
  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Genifer Welcome! Was that one of those "Exotic Angel Plants"? Exotic Angel Plants have a few made up names for their Crotons.
     
  12. Genifer

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  13. Genifer

    Genifer Member

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    Yes it's from exotic angel. Around here where I live exotic angel is really all that's available except every once in a while you'll see a Petra.
     
  14. ScotTi

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    A few shots of my Van Buren's IMG_2118.jpg IMG_2114.jpg IMG_2143.jpg
     
  15. Genifer

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    Those are beautiful & the one on the bottom left definitely looks like the one I have. I have another one I have a question about what it is. I'm going to post a pic of it. I got it from a very small plant place close by that only knew they were crotons & not specifics. I think it could possibly be Eleanor Roosevelt from my research but I'm not sure.
     

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