Majesticum vs. Picturatum

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Someone was looking for a good way to ID these two. Picturatum has a definite deep dark red mid vein; Majesticum does not. Picturatum leaves are usually under 18" in length; Majesticum are usually over 18" but these can vary due to light and other cultural conditions. See attached pics of both; if it has a deep red mid vein, it's a Picturatum.

    OK, just checked the picvs and the red mid vein is easily observable, ergo it's a picturatum.
     

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  2. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    I'm still confused...can't wait for this thread to develop (fotos from the membership, comments, etc)...I "kinda like long leaves", both cultivars are equally beautiful !!!
     
  3. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    thanks for the answer to my question . And for the great pictures !! The parent plant is all magenta red and about 10 ft tall . Ive gotta post some pics when i figure it out better . It had a really wierd sport which i air layered and is really wierd colored . it came out burgandy with red centers Thanks again for the post David
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Picturatum has much shorter leaves.
     
  5. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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    Thanks for the comparison, I'll take all the help I can get when it comes to ID-ing crotons..
     

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