Exotica

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Marie Nock, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    The Exoticas have liked the rainey summer - the leaves have doubled in size. Can't wait for them to color up.
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Looking good Marie
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Marie - Are you certain that's Exotica? Randy and I found this at a building in Ft. Lauderdale today. I'm not sure whether it's Exotica or Irresistible or something else entirely.
     

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  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    The plant in your photos looks like Exiter.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ray - Is there a confirmed photo of Exiter somewhere? Any history on the name? I've been looking through The Book and can't find anything that looks like what we've found.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    The only reference I have is one of the Croton Society calendars dating back a few years. Lee and Keith are also aware of this plant. This is one of those cultivars that you hear mentioned but is not listed in print.
     
  7. fawnridge

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    Ray - can you post the picture from the calendar?
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I`ll try and find the old calendar Ricky. It`s packed away somewhere.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff Searle and I have both seen it. We are certain ... ;)
     
  10. palmisland

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    These pics are of the unloved "mother" plant taken in November 2010. This is the plant our cuttings came from. These may help in the ID, maybe.
     

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  11. Moose

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    Hmmmm - Geisha Girl perhaps :confused:
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Exiter (or Exciter) all the way.
     
  13. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    My Exotica at Audubon House CAM00901.jpg CAM00902.jpg CAM00900.jpg
     
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  14. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Tim, that has really grown. It was a tiny plant at the TFEPS Auction in Oct. 2013. You definitely know what you're doing!

    I just went out to photo the Exotica here that's in good color. I didn't get the best pictures because I just held the camera as high as I could and shot without seeing but the color is there.

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  15. pocomo

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    You didn't do it justice. That's a beautiful plant you have there. Mine hasn't missed a beat.
     
  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, Tim, looking great! I bet it will double in size this year now that it's established.

    Marie, that's some amazing fire-engine red you've got there! What kind of light is yours in? Perfect lighting, no doubt.
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dang - I'd be happy to have either Tim's or Marie's plant. Had to save their photos, unplug the laptop then bring it out to my little one to show it what it is supposed to look like. Singing
     
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