Crotons That Give You A Hard Time

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    For me it's the ever popular Petra. I have 15 plantings in different light conditions and none of them do much. Here is my Best looking Petra... :eek: I am thinking of becoming Petra free.
     

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  2. Melbourne Mike

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    that would be a good idea.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A well grown Petra (there's the catch) can look phenomenal no matter how common the plant. There are a dozen or more plants that make collectors salivate but are hideous compared to Petra. It's the Queen Palm of the croton world.
     
  4. Moose

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    Here are a couple of mine. Never look as good as the ones you see in the big box stores. As well as a take care of these guys - you would think they would look spectacular :(
     

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  5. Moose

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    Here is one giving me a hard time, General Marshall. Starting moving recently but pretty darn slow. No complaints about its color. :eek:
     

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  6. Moose

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    Another hard one for me, Doris. Chris (pocomo) says its not slow but it has been for me. Perhaps I have left it in too deep of shade for too long. Got moved to an area with more sun about one month ago. Looks like it may be responding well. :confused:
     

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  7. Moose

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    Colonel Bob Bullock. Recently flushed new leaves. Last time it flushed new leaves was last February - pretty darn slow if you ask me. Got no complaints how it looks. :)
     

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  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron, maybe some of your crotons are getting too much shade and not nearly enough sun that they should.
     
  9. Moose

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    Wilma, definitely one of my slower cultivars. :(
     

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  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    All your photos look dark.
     
  11. Moose

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    Faye Miller, very, very slow ...
     

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  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I never noticed how similar Wilma and Colonel Bob Bullock look :p. Has anyone considered they may be the same plant? :p:p
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Ray - BIG difference in leaf size. I've got both in the yard and Col BB is at least twice the leaf size as Wilma ande can have quite different color in some leaves.
     
  14. Moose

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    Arthur Howe, another very slow cultivar for me ... :(
     

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  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Tortoise Shell - so slow but worth it :p
     

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