Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff in Costa Rica, Sep 24, 2009.
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Really long narrow leaves on this one
Narrow leaf with very bright colors
And I thought this one was kind of interesting. Most of the leaves curl, but some are straight.
Well, my Ovalfolium doesn't look at all like that. It has yellow and orange in it! I need to start taking pictures to post.
In the meantime, thanks for all the ones you are posting... Job well done.
I'm not sure what to tell ya. Maybe you have something else. Here's mine in some poor nightime photography.
Jeff - that looks just like one I am growing sold to me as "Stripe". Most of mine are straight with a few
that twist. This photo is weeks old and the new flush of leaves seen here have gotten much bigger with a few twisting.
Thanks for all the croton pictures. I got the idea of using them a lot in the landscape after seeing them at the hotel we stayed at in Manuel Antonio. They use them a lot in mass plantings. I hope to be able to get this effect with time going on our place.
Don - I am sure you could grow some real beauties down there. They would probably grow like weeds with all your humidity.
I noticed the other day that the Croton cuttings I received from my friend a few weeks ago are starting to leaf out.
Initially I removed about 1/3 of the leaves and then used a knife to strip off sections of bark (about 3" long) at the bottom of the stem. I stuck them in 3gallon pots filled with soil and left them alone for a few weeks. We have been getting lots of rain and the soil is always completely drenched (sometimes there is standing water in the pots). Most of these cuttings dropped the majority of their leaves at first and then started to produce new leaves.
Also, some of the cuttings are still in bloom and look like they are producing seeds?
I would suggest breaking off those flower spikes, as their just pulling alot of energy from the plant when their trying to leaf out. Glad to hear they rooted though.
Makes sense, thanks Jeff. I will break them off tomorrow.
I was back out at my friend's farm today and noticed this Croton. Can anyone ID this one?
A few more photos of this Croton...
I'm not sure on the ID, but that is one hell of a nice looking croton. I need to find a way of getting some of that one. Thanks!
you do have a good friend that imports things regularly from Costa Rica, Mr. Searle
Yea, yea, but summer is rapidly ending as far as good hot weather. We need to get a shipment in quickly. How about it?
Jeff, I will see what I can do about getting a cutting of that one. Most of his Crotons are monstrous in size, but this one is not very big yet. I might be able to get a cutting or two.
Here's the size of most of his Crotons - this one appears dark purple/black.
And here's another one that I photographed today. This one looks familar. Is it a named Croton? It has very long leaves.
Yesterday I was driving outside of town on my way to the gas station and I passed by a local nursery. I saw flashes of Croton color, so on my way back I had to stop. I ended up with these four. Any id's would be appreciated.
First all four
Croton number 1
More of Croton #1
More Croton #3
Croton #4 (which may be the same as or similar to #3?)
More of Croton #4
Jeff - I am horrible at making an id. As I acquire some cultivars, I find I can at least id something I already have. No clue what the names are of your new beauties. Its all about the colors and you definitely got some new winners there.
Thanks Ron. I especially like Croton #1. It reminds me of the Croton in post 53 and 54, but with a different leaf shape.
Some beautiful croton bling from our friend Jeff in Costa Rica. Worth revisiting...
A thread worthy of a bump!
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