Mons Florin, Lt. Paget and Goldfinger

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by annafl, Oct 10, 2013.

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Still struggling to get my plants in the ground. Can anyone tell me the preferred lighting for these to look great? Thanks.:D
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    South Florida, USA

    I have all 3 growing in the yard and all of them really don't see any direct sun. And they look pretty good. But I'm sure they'll all take a little sun and still look great. Hope to see some pictures.
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Esteemed Member

    Sunny St. Pete, FL
    Anna - I've got all three, and none get direct sun except for Lt. Paget who gets an hour or two depending on the season. All three look fine.
  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Jeff and Phil. I don't know why I have the inclination to push my crotons to get as much sun as they'll tolerate. Even though I've heard from everyone here that less is sometimes better to get less washing out of colors. Too many years of growing perennials, I guess. It just seems natural to me that especially yellow and green crotons should require more light to color up. I'm still struggling with where to put them that won't get at least a few hours of sun.

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