Duncan Macaw?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Aug 3, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Is this Duncan Macaw ?
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the one I have that several have ID'd as Duncan McCaw; came as a cutting from somewhere in Miami; it's also defoliated the past two winters which has not helped the growth rate.
     
  3. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    It's purdy what ever it is!
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's one of my top 10 crotons. Hmmm..time for a new thread!
     
  5. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it to me!!!:p
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Rick,

    How about a recent photo of your plant? It has to be big and gorgeous!

    BTW, there is a Yellow Duncan Macaw now in the collections. Along with a Yellow Charmer.
     
  7. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Rick, share that pic you recently texted, it was stunning!
     
  8. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple shots of my Duncan. Cuz I am a "Croton Picker!" (Found this cutting in a trash pile in 2002.):p
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Why don't I find nice cuttings in trash piles like you? Good eye for spotting it ! :p
     
  10. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Rick gets all of his cuttings from the trash pile. I've yet to see a trash pile of that quality in my life.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Duncan Macaw :)
     

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  12. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if this is Duncan Macaw? Moose, your plant and Rick's plant have a lot of orange and yellow. This one has deep red and pink, but the leaf shape is the same. The mother plant is at least 25 years old and growing in shade. Note the size of the leaves against my size 10 flipflops.
     

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  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    Not only are the colors off, but the leaf veining is too.
     
  14. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Jeff - Want to hazard a guess as to what it is? I don't see anything in The Book that looks like it.
     

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