I found same sick looking crotons

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Borgy230, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    What do you guys think these are? look very sick! such weird and unhealthy leaves! and I idea on some names?
     

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  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    _DSC1428.jpg _DSC1450.jpg _DSC1471.jpg _DSC1476.jpg _DSC1478.jpg heres some more, we tried telling the guy he needs to take them all out, plant some normal varities, that no one would like this deformed stuff!
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    In photo #3 of post #1 and photo #2 of post #2 - there is some real deformity going on there ... :rolleyes:
     
  4. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's sick alright.:p
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Nice to have the soil, heat, and humidity to grow those beauties. That's the difference between the true tropics and our subtropical environment.
     
  6. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    Smuggle some back! and...more photos, please...
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Dave - these Thai crotons are available directly from Thailand. But Central Fl does not have the climate of Bangkok. Some of us have tried these Thai varieties just to watch them decline and die. I bought some from Dave Hickman over in Miami some years ago; one is left. Fun if you do not mind conducting terminal experiments on pricey plants. (Think growing crotons in Cleveland in the wintertime indoors with 15% relative humidty.) And as someone else commented, one rarely sees the Thai types in the ground; they are almost always in pots like bonsais - and probably require almost as much TLC. Nevertheless, they make great eye candy.

    Rob - Swaadi and where in Thailand was this particular nursery.
     

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