Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Jul 28, 2010.
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Found this at a local nursery. I think it may be Dr. Alex, any one want to confirm?
Rob - where do you keep finding these cultivars? I need to hang with you more!
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 !!!!!
You didn't buy it??? What's the name of the nursery?
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.
It is Dr. Alix.
Ron, I've got an air layer here of that one. It's yours.
I have four air-layers of this variety, and Ray, a Clipper for you.
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.
Re: Dr. Alix
Ray - when are you making it to this neck of the woods?
Not sure but I'll hold it for you.
Ray - do you still have the air layer? Will it make it's way to the Holiday Social at the Glock's?
Your name is on it.
I think this might be a Dr. Alix - I found it the other day at Lowes in a 4" pot from Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses....
That looks more like a Henry Coppinger type hydrid (Reliant?)
Thanks Moose Knuckle, I think you are right, as my plant looks more like the Reliant/Reliance?? in these threads:
I hope my plant will get as colorful as this one:
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?
Reliance was the earliest name. Mis-spellings are common, e.g., Corot (correct name), Carot, Carrot especially if phonetic spellings are used.
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:
Will Dr. Alix be coming to the Glock's Holiday Social on Dec. 11th ?
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