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Crotons in Jamaica

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    All of these are from Couples San Souci, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

    Buddy on the left and either Bravo or Excellent on the right. Buddy is 14 feet tall:

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    Buddy, Lyrata, Satan/Irene Kingsley. All are over 9' tall:

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    Look at the beautiful pink on this Queen Victoria:

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    Another Lyrata, this one over 12' tall:

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  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Big Island of Hawaii - Kona
    Now those are some exceptional plants. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    Great photos. There's no leginess in those monster plants. The long leaf pink variety is Veitchii not Queen Victoria.

    Ray
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ray - I agree. After looking at the photo again, checking my Queen Victoria, and matching both against the pictures in the book, it's definitely a Veitchii. I'll have to take cuttings when we go back in October.
     

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