MacAthurii not General MacArthur

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 8, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I have no recollection of MacArthurii being discussed in any thread on this forum. It is seen on page 11 of A Codiaeum Encyclopedia Crotons of the World, by B. Frank Brown ED. D. :)

    Is anyone growing this cultivar? :confused: Is it uncommon to rarely found in cultivation? :confused:
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I've never even seen this cultivar in person. I'd say it's rare as hens teeth.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    And to find a good set of hens teeth would be nearly impossible.:) Probably like the cultivar MacArthurii. Never heard of any plants out there, and could be considered endangered if it even still does exist somewhere.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Can it be? Not the best photos as the lens fogs over in the humid air upon me. IMG_0122.JPG pizap.com14348122952421.jpg pizap.com14348123985881.jpg
     
  5. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I am pretty sure this is MacArthurii I am cutting it back trying to get it to color back up. I think I got it at a sale at U S F ,Phil might know or Ron Parlett(sp) could have been the source. image.jpg
     
  6. ScotTi

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    More shots! The leaves are 4" x 1.5". pizap.com14348971900641.jpg pizap.com14348972834961.jpg pizap.com14348973757791.jpg
     
  7. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I see why it's considered rare. It's not much of a looker.
     
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  8. ScotTi

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    It's a good thing that I did not post the photo of the whole plant. :eek: pizap.com14350002166921.jpg
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    BTW This is my project Croton this year. It was growing in a full shade location, moved to a full sun location in mid May. Maybe to much sun now, but I can always move it again if this location doesn't work. Time and a little TLC is needed.
     
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