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Help with unknown Crotons in my garden.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Escazu, Costa Rica
    Help with ID’s please. Foto #001: New (to me) “Thai Rocio type” Croton that has appeared in the nurseries that I frequent in my area. Foto #002: Close-up of leaf color, shape and petiole.

    Foto #003: Both of the cultivars in question. In the foreground is the one in question and in the back-round is the most common in this area that I’m calling Thai Rocio. Foto #004: Close-up of its leaf color, shape and petiole. Who’s who and what’s what?
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Escazu, Costa Rica
    Foto #5: I can’t tell the difference between Royal Horseguard and Mrs. Snyder’s Disraeli. Which one do I have in my garden (unknown cultivar on left side of pic)? Foto #006: Close-up of its leaf color, shape and petiole.

    Foto #7: This purple plant was sold to me as a Croton…the nursery guy was adamant that it was a Croton! They only cost me 1 dollar apiece so I bought the last 2 he had and decided to ask the ICS membership what in the world it is. Is this a Croton or other? Foto #8: Close-up of leaf color, shape and petiole. Many thx…Robertico in Costa Rica.
     

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  3. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Location:
    southern Louisiana USDA 9a
    Hi Robertico,
    Nice plants!
    The purple one is Graptophyllum pictum, often called Jamaican croton, but it is not a Codiaeum kind of croton...
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Robert - that looks the closest to a Royal Horseguard as seen in Crotons of the World in my opinion. I have never personally seen a Royal Horseguard and I suspect it is a very rare cultivar. Exceptionally pretty plant, wish I had one in my garden! :cool:

    Thank you for sharing. :)

     
  5. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Moose Knuckle and Crotonolist...many thx for your constructive comments regarding the ID's I requested in my thread. I hope more members chime in especiallly re:Thai Rocio Crotons in my garden.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    Robert,

    The last two pic's in your first post ( w/ orange), are Rocio here in the trade, The one w/ red leaves I don't know. Rocio does very well in the ground here and my plant is now 3' tall. Loves some good sun, partial shade here. Thanks for sharing.
    Jeff
     

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