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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Nov 2, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    What Croton are you growing that has disappointed you? For me it is Stoplight. These were two beautiful plants when I purchased them over a year ago.
     

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Be patient Scott. A well grown Stoplight can be stunningly beautiful.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    how much light is it getting? Stoplight likes lots of light to color up nicely.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    The plant in the first 2 pics gets morning sun for a few hrs. The other plant gets a 2-3 hrs of late morning sun.
     
  5. koki

    koki Active Member

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    My neighbor has half a dozen Stoplights over head high, with large, long, red leaves. He is a funny old man that likes to tell me crotons are "garbage" plants, but I think he is only trying to get a rise out of me. The Stoplights I have in the ground looked lame for at least 3 or 4 years, but now after eight years look great.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more. This time of the year my Stoplight always looks it's best. The colors are truely vibrant.

    Scott.....with more light, I think you'll see a big change.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jim Glock lives next door to you? :rolleyes: LOL
     
  8. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    I have been out to Koki's place and he has some really, really neat stuff! I would love to be his neighbor....I would wear my clippers out.:)
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Jeff, It is growing in a few hrs morning sun now. I had it in more sun and it looked really bad. Thats when it was suggested here on the forum to give it less sun. Maybe its just going to take more time to return to a beauty of a plant. The second plant I give no hope for color again, it went dark after the past winter and shows no signs of color.
     

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