green and white dreadlocks

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kurt decker, Sep 10, 2015.

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  1. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    The place I ate lunch at today has a big pot of yellow and white dreadlocks. I've never seen it before. Is it out there? Looks great.
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Sounds interesting,any pics??
     
  3. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    Not yet.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I got a "dumb phone" that does not take pictures also ... :(
     
  5. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    I g ot a good picture phone, I just didn't think to take a picture. I will get one this week and post itimmediately. great looking plant
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to seeing this!

    Jeff
     
  7. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    Here it is
     

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  8. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Looks pretty close to my Her Highness ... would have to take a piture tomorrow . The one in more light is more yellow and filtered light more white . Just a thought.... here is a picture but it was 6 months ago filtered light 314.JPG
     
  9. Bullwinkle

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    Looks like Her Highness to me also,I will post a pic of mine ,it has good color and looks like the one in Kurt,s pic.
     
  10. Jeff Searle

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    Well...the million dollar question is, was this plant in the blue pot found as a sport growing on a Dreadlock?? IF NOT...then who knows. So...was it?
     
  11. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    I have her highness, seems shorter leaved than this plant, but it's close. Jeff, BW, you guys are local, email me, I'll give you the location, and you can go look for yourselves. I95east@aol.com
     
  12. palmisland

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    At first glance, I see a Her Highness also.
     
  13. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    her Highness is a good ID. They got a second pot of them, examined it a little more closely, rounded leaf tips. dreadlocks would be pointed. question is, where are these being grown commercially?
     
  14. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I have never seen this commercially,this is a pretty slow plant.This plant can really look fantastic in the right light when it develops lots of white on the leaves.
     
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    Native son Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg I have these, first from Scott,Tortilla. The second I have no name.
     
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  16. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I never have seen any nursery growing these in numbers. But I've had it for probably 12 years or more, so I've sold quite a few when all said and done.
     
  17. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    I'm regular there enough I can probably find out where they came from. They are really well grown, long leaved, and well colored
     
  18. Moose

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    My Her Highness came from Jeff. It really did not do much the first couple of years. There was some pronounced growth the 3rd & 4th years. This past year it really came into its own, getting its largest leaves, many that showed the interrupted leaf form. This year was the first time I made two air layers on her.

    Remember that Frank Brown said in his book that it takes about three years for a Croton to become well established. This rings true for the vast majority of cultivars in my opinion. Unfortunately some do take much longer.
     
  19. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    they have three pots of those things now. they are in the nursery somewhere
     

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