Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Oct 23, 2010.
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Very, very wide lobes
Oooooh! Mongo like!
Looks like just another President Reagan.
I disagree with that, I definitely don't think its a President Reagan. The outer lobes are too pointed.
No Exotica, no Krukonis and not real sure on a PR, probably not, but again, not sure.
For to be a Krukonis, the tip of the leaf needs to have a flared or bell end, and not come to a point.
Reagan doesn't have such long outer lobes. I know it's not the actual Krukonis but it has the longest outer lobes of any croton outside of the Krukonis pictured in the book.
I did recently acquire one called Arthur Howe, looks fairly similar
I've never seen that one Rob. How about a photo?
All three of these are from the same plant which has been identified several times as President Reagan. I believe the photos you've posted above, are the same variety.
Ricky, your plant looks like a Reagan for sure. The mature leaves are light pink not red in the plant I posted. I've got a Reagan also and the two plants have very different color when sitting side by side. The outer lobes are also longer on this mystery plant.
I've heard of Arthur Howe, but never saw one. Rob...any chance of a picture? Another for the collection? It can't be that common, right?
Mr. Searle, of course you can see a picture, come over and you can even touch it! the croton that is.
Thanks Rob. There is a striking resemblance.
Ray, while my plant is young, the older leaves do look extremely identical to yours.
My plant is pretty young too. The one in the photo is the mother plant on Oahu. I'll check mine later and see how it compares with your photo. From the photos of the big plant, I'd say you're right.
I'll bet what you have is Arthur Howe. I brought the original plant back from Oahu.
Thanks Marie and Rob. From the looks of my plant, it is an Arthur Howe. Before this week, I never knew such a croton name existed.
There's a black and white picture in Exotica so it's been around for a long time. Johnny Shelton identified my plant a number of years ago.
I know the Moose Land needs an Arthur Howe !!!
Chris (pocomo) told me he will be bringing one or two small Arthur Howes to the Croton Tour tomorrow.
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