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ID pretty please.

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by putu enjula, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I am totally confused at this point!! I'm sure it is common because we picked it up from the dump. The last pic is the underside.
     

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  2. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    :eek::)........
     

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  3. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Uh... does this mean no one knows or is it so easy that I should have known what it is?
    Here's another pic. These are three cuttings planted together.
     

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  4. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Angela,
    Over the past 8 years we've been bringing in crotons from Hawaii - some from Oahu and some from the Big Island - and only a handful are varieties that are familiar to us and have been named. Some have names over there that are different from the names in Brown's book. Ex: Indian Blanket there is Baron Le Compte here. The varities in Hawaii are brilliantly colored and should be named but I don't know the process for officially naming a croton - perhaps someone with knowledge could comment.
    Next time we're there, we'll have to go to Kona to see what you have.
    Marie
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Angela - Ray, Jeff, Phil and Ricky are usually the best guys to I.D. stuff. I think they have been busy this weekend and partially they have problems I.D.ing cultivars with very little amount of leaves. Leaf shape and leaf size is a component needed for an ID. In florida it takes about 3 years for most cultivars to reach their optimal potential. In Hawaii that process should be accelerated. Give it some time and let your plants go through several new leaf flushes and then perhaps an accurate ID can be made. By the way, those leaves have outstanding coloration!

    Ron.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Angela,

    Like Marie said, there are many crotons over in Hawaii that we don't have. There's not much interest there in collecting from what I ever have seen. And so, most don't ever get names attached to them. The one in the picture , no idea.


    Jeff
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Angela,

    That's a nice plant but the ID escapes me at the moment. It slightly resembles Ms. Snyder's Disreali but there are some differences.

    Ray
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The leaf shape reminded me of Kentucky, but the colors are much more vibrant.
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Kentucky is another possibility. It could simply be a seedling too. There are many of those floating around.
     
  10. Sihara

    Sihara Active Member

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    Do you think it could be a Kentucky with more intense color - due to being in Hawaii? Just wondering.....

    Angela, it's a beauty. Really nice color.
     
  11. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the response! The more I look at all y'all's pictures, the more I get confused. I think the only thing I can ID at this point is Petra and Gold Dust LOL.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Angela - The more I look at those colors the more I like it. Why don't you bring it with you to the meeting at Ricky's and donate it for the auction? LOL :D

    Wishful thinking. :rolleyes:
     
  13. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Sure, I'll trade you for a Black Beauty! LOL more wishful thinking!
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Come on Angela, surprise us all!!! Have you even been to Florida before?
     
  15. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    The first and last time I was in Florida was August.

    If I were to visit again, it would have to be in the coolest and least humid month of the year. Is there such a month there??? :)
     
  16. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    October 17th is guaranteed to have cool, dry weather. Get yer plane tickets!
     
  17. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    LOL!! That would be fun. But the only way we could go is if the Ticket Fairy visited us!:(
     
  18. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    No I haven't :(
     
  19. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Almost like "Royal Flush"??? :confused:

    Sammy Sosa, "it could be" :p
     

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