Kung-Fused ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Aug 2, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The Moose is confused? Is this Majesticum or Picturatum? :confused: It was found peaking out amongst alot of other foilage. Sorry about the lighting, I will try and get a better shot when the plant is in the shade. :eek:
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Anyone know what the difference is between these two...?
     
  3. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to tell but it looks like it could be Challenger.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The leaves seem (I could not get very close) to be about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide and 24 + inches long. It gets morning sun and then gets shaded the rest of the day.

    Please help un-Kung-Fuse the Moose. ;)
     

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  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The color does resemble Challenger as Marie mentioned but 2 foot long leaves sounds like Majesticum.
     
  6. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    A real beauty whatever it is...
    I'm a sucker for those lonnnnng leaves......................
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    My Picturatum leaves are from 9-12" on average; Majesticum goes 12-18" easily and is originally from John Bender. Both would be longer except for the &^%$#@! winters.
    The pics looks like Majesticum to me.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This croton is peaking out over the walled in complex in Coral Gables. I've only seen the residents emerging from the electronic gate once. Maybe I should leave a note to get permission to get an air layer around April. I hate leaving notes, people sometimes think you are a crank and often never call.

    When you can speak to them personally and they realize your love of plants and sincere appreciation of their landscape - they rarely refuse your request. :)
     
  9. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Attached fotos are of the what I call Majesticum in my garden...leaves are about 1 to 1 1/2 inch wide and about 15 to 16 inches long. If I'm mistaken, please let my know so that I can correct my mistake...if I'm right...kudos for me. Many thanks to you and the membership for all your help.
     

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  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Robertico - I would say Majesticum too. Unless Ray thinks it could be Challenger? :)
     

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