I Give Up

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jul 27, 2014.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Its stretched and pretty well shaded. Its not mine and have requested an air layer.

    I keep racking my brain trying to figure out what it could be. I'm coming up empty, I give up. HungOver

    Any input would be welcome! Depressed

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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, have you considered the J.R. Renfroe hybrid named Keith Hanks? The leaf shape on yours is kinda variable and it might not be the same, so I don't know. If you think it might resemble it, you might ask Keith to take a look at it.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a stretched out Aucubufolium but fleaves look twice as big as Auc.
     
  4. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    hey ron, looks like it could be a ragged out playboy grown in super deep shade. i'm looking at the oldest (bottom) leaf, it might have been on the plant before if was moved.
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few pics of a plant that looks a lot like yours, Ron. Leaves are 6-8" long + short petio DSCN5568.JPG le with trace of pink in them.
     

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  6. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Looks kinda like Superstar ?
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Reminds me of Superstar also. I have a Superstar growing in a shaded area that I will get a photo of later to post here for you Ron. The leaf shape on your plant may be different from what I picture in my brain this morning.
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Img_6118.jpg Img_6113.jpg Img_6111.jpg Ron, Here is my Superstar that only gets about a hour of sun as it sets in the western sky..
     
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  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a group of Super Stars in all posts. (I thought mine might be Acubeafolium - which it is not).
     
  10. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Superstar .... Making a good comeback dropped almost all its leaves this past winter 002.JPG 001.JPG
     
  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Superstar will show some pink coloration on the older leaf undersides like Eleanor Roosevelt. Img_6123.jpg
     
  12. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    After seeing it in those photos it is not Superstar.
     
  14. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    That is a lot bigger than my Superstar ...... It would be a Steriod Superstar.
     
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  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - no color spotting on the under leaf and the semi semi oak leaf shoulders are not characteristic to Acubaefolium. These leaves are stretched but the leaf length far exceeds any Acubaefolium in the best of conditions. It is my understanding that this croton has not been given any mineral supplements in a few years either.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - having a Superstar myself, I can not imagine that the leaves could get so stretched. The Superstar also has a profusely smaller spotting habit compared to the original post photo. I agree with David that it would need have been exposed to croton steriods to morph into such large leaves.

    By the way, anyone have access to croton steriods? Please PM me! :eek:
     
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  17. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    Unless someone can identify it as something else, it has been named "Karenska" by Carol Graff aka Snappy).:homer:
     
  18. Karenska

    Karenska Active Member

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    Here's another shot of the unidentified croton which may be named Karenska.
     

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