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Dr. Alex

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Jul 28, 2010.

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  1. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Found this at a local nursery. I think it may be Dr. Alex, any one want to confirm?

    Rob
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Rob - where do you keep finding these cultivars? I need to hang with you more! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rob,

    I keep thinking about this plant we saw at the nursery. I'm starting to really believe it could be Dr. Alex. Go buy it !!!!!:)
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    You didn't buy it??? :eek: What's the name of the nursery? :rolleyes:

    Moose :)
     
  5. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    I have my name on the only two airlayers of it, owner wont sell the plant in the pot.
    Moose, a trade is always welcome for the second one.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It is Dr. Alix.

    Ron, I've got an air layer here of that one. It's yours.
     
  7. koki

    koki Active Member

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    I have four air-layers of this variety, and Ray, a Clipper for you.
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    According to Dr. Brown's old book, the real name is spelled Dr. Alix.

    Toby, stop by next time you're in town. I've got a few air layers here myself.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Re: Dr. Alix

    Ray - when are you making it to this neck of the woods? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Not sure but I'll hold it for you.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - do you still have the air layer? Will it make it's way to the Holiday Social at the Glock's? :rolleyes:
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Your name is on it.
     
  13. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I think this might be a Dr. Alix - I found it the other day at Lowes in a 4" pot from Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses....
     

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  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    That looks more like a Henry Coppinger type hydrid (Reliant?) :confused:
     
  15. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Thanks Moose Knuckle, I think you are right, as my plant looks more like the Reliant/Reliance?? in these threads:
    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1242&highlight=reliant
    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=890&highlight=reliant
    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=816&highlight=reliant
    I hope my plant will get as colorful as this one:
    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1785&d=1255349469

    Looking closer at Dr. Alix I now see that it has some long lobes near the base of the leaf....

    I see the wiki here uses "Reliance" rather than "Reliant" - anyone know which is the correct name?
     
  16. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Reliance was the earliest name. Mis-spellings are common, e.g., Corot (correct name), Carot, Carrot especially if phonetic spellings are used.
     
  17. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Thanks - I'm trying to use the earliest names for my crotons...
    I want to compile a list of names with dates and origins where possible, as well as parentage when known, though very little info seems to be available for crotons in general...
    I'm saving what info there was on the old crotonmania site so it is not lost - for others who also missed seeing that site, much of the old info can be found through the Internet Archive's waybackmachine:
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://croton-mania.com
     
  18. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray:

    Will Dr. Alix be coming to the Glock's Holiday Social on Dec. 11th ? :rolleyes:
     

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