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Need a Name

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jim Glock, Dec 6, 2009.

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  1. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    Location:
    Fort Myers/Cudjoe Key
    This croton was purchased on the East Coast at a nursery in Boynton Beach. The name that they gave us for the plant was "Chalupa" which was the name of their dog. This croton's mature leaves are orange and black. It must have a real name.

    Does anyone have a guess as to what this might be?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Jim,

    That's Phillippine Red. I have one from my honeymoon in Oz. It's relatively common there and in Hawaii.

    Ray
     
  3. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    Location:
    Fort Myers/Cudjoe Key
    Ray the leaves are similar to the Phillippine Red in the book except for one thing. There is no red color on this at all. Orange and Black is what all of the mature leaves are.
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The name is misleading. None of the ones I've seen have red leaves.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Misleading name and very nice :) (Better than Chalupa). Judy, how long before you get an airlayer on that one? :rolleyes:
     

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