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Look what was found ID ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    There was an incident on an escalator that required me to conduct an investigation on the equipment. This escalator is in an atrium and look what I found growing next to it yesterday. Could someone give me an idea what cultivar it is. These plants are growing in air conditioning with limited irrigation occuring.
     

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    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Some more... Very interesting in my opinion.
     

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    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This one is growing on the other side of the escalator. It is stretched out about 10 ft. tall.
     

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    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This next one is growing by the stretched one. It lloks simular to the first photos posted. However they are growing in the same light and the same growing conditions and the coloration seems distinct. What do you think croton fans? :p
     

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  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, How many cuttings did you get ? :)
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - Zero. But I have access to this building and have some connections. They are not plant people and do not have a clue what they got. In other words, I am going to do air layers. Would love to know what these guys are though. Where are our Florida West Coast guys, could use your help with some id's. :confused:
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    They all look like they could be Rheedii and maybe the yellow croton could be Mortii, just not real sure.
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Ron-

    I'd agree with Jeff on both - Rheedii and Mortii
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff and Phil - at first when seeing these Rheedii I was very excited as I thought I had come accross an unusual cultivar. After posting the pictures on this forum I started to think that the leaf looked alot like Rheedii. Because of the coloration I thought it may be a distict cultivar. After Jeff made the id of Rheedii, I remembered that Jeff had commented on another post that he has seen some Rheedii that would "knock your socks off". These two different and unique colored Rheedii would fall under that catagory in my opinion. I will acquire these guys and attempt to mimic their growing conditions and see if the color patterns are maintained. If they stay colored like this, I am sure they will be wanted in some crotonhead garden. :cool:

    Has anyone heard from Ray (Crazy for Crotons)? I have not seen him on this forum in awhile. Hope everything is OK with him. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    I've seen an occasional reference to Rheedii #1 or #3 but never any side-by-side pics. Lighting conditions can do lots of things to Rheedii from dull dull to flaming hot pinks.

    Ray is on vacation. I'm sure we'll hear about his plant collecting when he returns.
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil,

    Rheedii #3 is a nice large leaf croton with pretty decent colors. I actually just stuck some cuttings in the misthouse on this one last week.


    I talked to Ray yesterday, he's"reported" back with some real exciting croton conversation. Pictures on their way soon.....
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    What ever happened to the "promised" pictures from Ray??? :confused:
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I was in this building yesterday. The landscaping in this atrium garden was redesigned. In other words, these crotons have moved on to croton heaven. :(
     

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