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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crotonologist, Feb 27, 2011.

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  1. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    ... for me anyway - from Home Depot.
    Looks like a red oak leaf...
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    It was labeled Petra, but could it be Norma perhaps?
    There are several plants in this pot - the one with the sport is forked just above the soil line, and all the growth on that side is blotched.
    Is this a common sport?
    A few more pics...
     

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  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    And more
     

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  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    That appears to be William Craig.
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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  6. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Deffinitly not William Craig.

    Older leaves look Petra ish

    not a Norma either.

    Very nice!!!!
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Thanks Rob :)
    In my last photo, the plant on the right is the other half of the fork with the blotched sport...
    I'm curious if anyone has seen this sport before?
     
  8. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I saw this too growing out of a Home Depot Petra. Do I hear Petra sport!!
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    How about Petra's Fishbone??
     
  10. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hey that might work...
    I hope to be able to stabilize this sport and propagate it before I put a name on it, so we shall see...
     
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I have an interesting sport coming off a yellow mammee.I hope it remains stable
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Me too! :cool:
     
  13. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Peyton,

    How about an updated pic.
     
  14. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Sure, soon as I get one...
    Unfortunately, most of the sporting branches seemed to have progressed to solid yellow leaves...
     
  15. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Hopefully something good will still come from this plant...
    I recently moved it from full sun to morning sun only near some bamboo...

    Petra sporting 2011-07-08.jpg Petra sporting 2011-07-08b.jpg Petra sporting 2011-07-08c.jpg Petra sporting 2011-07-08d.jpg
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Peyton - what does the Petrabone look like now? You never posted an updated photo for us. :eek:
     
  17. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    My last post before yours was an updated photo (July 9)...
    Right now its crammed in a greenhouse full of stuff, so a fresh update may have to wait.
    Basically I think what I had there was a blotched Petra, speaking of which, do blotched varieties hold their blotching through new growth, propagations etc, or is the blotching usually just a temporary thing on a branch...???
     
  18. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Updated pics from June 23 2012 of same plant in above photos:

    The blotched sport is getting lost in there, so time for an airlayer...
    Petra blotched 62312d.jpg

    Several branches have reverted back to regular Petra, while this one seems to be going to a full blotch...
    Petra blotched 62312b.jpg Petra blotched 62312c.jpg

    And this is the best branch left - I guess time will tell if this Blotched Petra will stabilize or not.
    Petra blotched 62312.jpg
     

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