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Lost Cause?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Stoplight 3yrs without color, just ends up with a few tiny red spots on black/purple leaves. Growing in filtered light, well fed, leaves 12"-14" long. What else can I do to cut the lights back on?
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    More sun :)
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, When I first planted the plant is was in more sun, plant looked bad. Advice given move to filtered sun. I have another Stoplight that gets more sun and that one looks like crap.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - then give it a stronger filtered sun. As your plant gets taller, will it grow towards brighter light ? The results could be the following:
     

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  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is the side of the Stoplight that gets alot of shading. Notice the dark leaves like yours ? :rolleyes:
     

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  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Scott,

    Sometimes it can take years for a plant to color up. Often times, it's a bad clone that never improves. I've got three air layers on my Stoplight. I'll bring you one at the next meeting July 16th.

    Ray
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    In her younger years...
     

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  8. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    It will be interesting to see if Scott's plant will color up again with more sun...
     
  9. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Here's my biggest Stoplight in full sun most of the day...
     

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  10. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    This is a neighbor's. It seems to like the spot it's in & only gets morning sun.
     

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  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is my other Stoplight that receives morning sun and stays in the sun untill about 1pm.
     

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