If Not Johannis Then?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    These were tagged "Johannis" when I bought them a year ago. None of the leaves are interrupted & the coloring is more yellow. You can see the leaf size next to the sprinkler head. It kinda looks like a narrow leaved Eleanor Roosevelt.:confused: If not Johannis, then what?
     

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  2. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    057.jpg Hi Randy, does your plant look similar to this one? i know this plant comes from Costa Rica and also i dont know the name. I had a cutting a long time ago but it never grew.
     
  3. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Not quite Jose. Yours has a yellow line & mine has all spots. Close though.
     

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  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Randy, yours looks like Van Oosterezeii. No, I'm not joking. It's named after Jan Jacob van Oosterzee, a Dutch theologian and author. It's a more rare, slow growing plant that I got from Keith Hanks a few years ago.

    Jose, yours looks like Yellow Johanna Coppinger or perhaps Yellow Golden Glow. Both are valid names. It would depend on how pronounced the midrib.
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ray, Ok Van Oosterezii it is! Where do you come up with this information???
     
  6. keith

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    Ray, The one in Jose picture looks like the one Marie gave me. It has a yellow midrib, she had no name for it. sweet plant!
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    How is it different from Yellow Gold Glow or Yellow Johanna Coppinger?
     
  8. keith

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    It is not lobed at all, just a narrow leaf.
     
  9. keith

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    It is not lobed at all, just a narrow leaf.
     
  10. keith

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    It is not lobed at all, just a narrow leaf.
     
  11. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Keith, No interruptions or lobes. Kinda like a miniature E. Roosevelt.
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is this one the same as Randy's plant? Looks like my Punctatum but leaves are longer.
     

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  13. Perry Edge

    Perry Edge Active Member

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    I got a similar plant from a nursery which also had it labeled as Johannis. Dr. Brown's 1st book says that Johnannis has yellow highlights ,but all of the Johannis I've ever seen has the yellow turning into ivory. To me, this looks more like the South Pacific in Dr. Brown's 2nd book
     
  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is an example of Johannis with some leaf close ups of older leaves turning creamy of ivory as Perry has mentioned.
     

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  15. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    You beat me to it Ron. Here is my Johnannis in first two pics. The third pic is of Punactatum.
     

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  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is what has been ID'd as a Yellow Golden Glow to compare.
     

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  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is the closest thing I got that is comparable to Randy's plant. Don't know what it is, it came as an unknown from Mike Woolery (Bullwinkle). My plant's leaves do not appear to match the length of Randy's plant. :confused:
     

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  18. ScotTi

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    Ron, Looks like Goldfinger.
     

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