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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Nov 14, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I purchased these Petras a few months ago. I liked the pink colors these showed. What sun/light conditions due I need to plant them in to maintain the more pink color hues?
     

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    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Scott, I always assumed that petra takes on that color this time of the year because those leaves are oldest and getting ready to be replaced. What kind of conditions do you have that one in? Most I've seen lately, including mine mimic yours.
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Bren, They are growing in filtered sun now. I do not know the light conditions they had before I purchased them. I want them to hold the pink colors. Here is my almost full sun plant, that is more yellow with a little pink blush.
     

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  4. ScotTi

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    No direct sun plants, but bright light showing orange.
     

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    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Sun grown...
     

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    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - this is the image that "typical" Petras maintain color. Your "pink hued" Petras were exposed to heavy sun and are actually getting bleached out. Petra was developed in Europe as a shade lover that could be grown indoors and keep it's variegation.
     

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