"Elaine"

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have the variety "Elaine"?
    Or a picture?
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but it is 10pm so you'll have to wait until Friday. The pics will show a plant that was in part shade most of the day under the fronds of a Sabal causiarum - until about 6 weeks ago when I had it removed due to Texas Palm Decline. The preponderance of yellows is due to its sudden introduction to bright light. In part shade it develops nice pinks. It air layers easily and is a good solid grower.

    Aha, just found two pics which are attached. Elaine is to the right on first pic and is the one in-line with the palm trunk on the second. Close up shots tomorrow.... It has a lot more delicate coloring than AFD #5 and a few others with which it is commonly confused.
     

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  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ... and a few close-up pics.
     

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  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    And so this probably isn't "Elaine".

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  5. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    AFD # 7...... I think
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The last one is known as Nervia in the trade. Johnny Shelton suggested it was another AFD creation but the cultivar number is unknown. It's a bit different from #5 or #7.
     
  7. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Man..... I could never these right.... :(
     
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