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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by irene_kingsley, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    Hello everyone, i am Irene, and i'm new to ICS.

    I'm from Singapore, which is a tropical country. I have alot of croton collection, mostly imported from florida.

    My favourite croton cv is 'Mrs Iceton' and 'Magnificent'. Both having very contrast colours.

    However, recently, there's a whiteflies outbreak attacking most of my crotons. =( Any sugguestion??

    Is it true that most yellow and green leaves cultivars are sun-loving plants(except Davis hybrid) and dark red to red leaves are mostly semi-shade loving plants??

    RegArds,
    Irene
     
  2. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Irene! Mrs. Iceton and Magnificent are two wonderful crotons!
    We have croton scale here in Florida and red spider mites. Both can be disasterous to crotons but we have found that Bayer makes a product called 3:1 spray that tackles both at once! If you can find it, it is in a blue hose end sprayer and retails for about $16 US.
    It does work!

    Welcome!!!
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Irene,

    Welcome and have fun. We love photos here. So, learn how to post photos. We would all like to see how crotons and other tropical plants look in super tropical Singapore.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Welcome Irene. Another Crotonhead is a fabulous thing!!!:cool:

    Kindest regards,

    Ron
     

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  5. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    hahaha! thank you thank you.

    let me try how to attach photos here.. wooo.. i got nasty spider mites here too. Especially dry season. We got around 7mm of rainfall for the month of February'10! It is the driest feb in many many years. Spidermites loves to attack juicy succulent croton.. So i always physically remove the leaves and then spray with abamectin. I sprayed for 3-5 cycles as the chemical only kills on adult spidermites.

    WOO! i finally attached 4 successful photos.

    Purity, Rudy Bachman, Sunny Star and Freckles(Pinnochio) =) Enjoy! :cool:

    Will upload more next time:)
     

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  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - a newbie here that posts picture too! I think I am in love. :eek:
     

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  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Irene,

    Welcome to the Croton site here. We certainly love having new members join in and especially from other countries.

    Your plants are very nice! The last one is Pinnochio, a smaller leaf croton with similar markings but is different from Freckles.

    Hope to see more pictures of your garden. What other plants do you enjoy and collect?


    Jeff
     
  8. irene_kingsley

    irene_kingsley Active Member

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    oh no... so they are different despite having the same leave shape and colouration? okay! thanks for that useful info. I do succulents plants and cycads. Stil new to them though. I just learn croton for about 9 mths.. still learning. =)
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Irene - I just want to warn you that Crotons are habit forming. :rolleyes:

    Many of our friends in Florida are going through withdrawls right now in the aftermath of the coldest winter in 40 years. Spring is now here and we have enough enablers out there to rekindle their addictions. :cool:

    Irene - keep posting more photos if you are able. Many observers come here but do not participate. They just like to watch. :p
     

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  10. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hello Irene, I hope all is well, haven't seen you post in awhile.
     
  11. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, I asked Kiat about Irene when he was here. She decided to go back to school so she's no longer at Gardens by the Bay. I think he's looking for a new croton curator.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Where do I send my resume? :cool:
     

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