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First Croton ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 1, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    What was the very first croton you ever got for your garden? :rolleyes:
     
  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Three 3-gallon Mammay from Home Depot. Almost 13 years ago and they're still alive.
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Petra from one of the box stores
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Probably mammy's among some others. Ugh! Did I just say that?:p
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    A Norma and a Petra in the Summer of 97 when I moved here. Added Batik,Mammy,Red Banana somewhere between 1998- 2008.Did not know or care for the names of them untill last Fall. I became interested in Crotons in the Summer of 09, thats when I saw Stoplight,Magnificent and Mrs Iceton in the box store and purchased them. Boy was life simple before last Fall.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    two Petra planted in 1997.
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Aueromaculatum some 20 years ago. The one Petra I got in Cleveland some 25 years ago at Christmas time was lucky to make it two weeks in that dry heated indoor environment.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    My first were Thanksgiving and Norma purchased on the same day. :)

    Not knowing what I was doing, I lucked into the Norma which has become uncommon. :eek:
     
  9. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    There were so many around but my first included,, Prince of Orange, C&B, Franklin Roosevelt, and a few I don't have any idea what they were. All from Henry Coppinger.
     
  10. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Both Roosevelts and a Stoplight
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    An 8 foot Thanksgiving hedge;)


    Randy
     
  12. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    My first croton was acquired about 35 years ago when I first learned how to make airlayers - one of the plants I practiced on was a nice big Picturatum according to the photos in the wiki...
    http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/index.php/PICTURATUM
    It was my favorite plant of the various airlayers I made, and the only one that I kept for a few years - it made a nice specimen in a big clay pot, but I but don't remember what became of it...
    I have some small plants right now that I believe are from the same bush, from cuttings taken late last year.
     

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