New Crotons for my garden

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Topender, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. Topender

    Topender Member

    Hi Heres a few I bought to get my collection going a bit more.
    I will post some more pics when I have them in the ground
    Cheers
    Shane
     

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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice to see collectors "Down Under".I see a few there that I do not recognize.They look great!!
     
  3. Rags

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    Nice choice of plants, you're off to a great start........ keep it up.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

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    Thanks for sharing, it's nice to always see others jump in from other parts of the world. If you have other crotons growing in the yard, or maybe around town, we would love to see some additional pictures. Thanks in advance......
    Jeff
     
  5. Moose

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    Shane - welcome to the forum. Thanks for taking the time to post your photos of pretty crotons. It is great to see that this forum has an increasingly international flavor to it. :cool:

    I suspect there are many Aussies viewing this forum but have not registered. Crotons are popular in Australia - wish more would join in on our discussions. :)
     
  6. Topender

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    Hi Every one and Thanks for the warm welcome,
    Heres a heap of cuttings I found, hanging over fence's or in public gardens,;)
    They have all started to sprout green leaves
    Hopefully most will take,
    Cheers
    Shane
     

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  7. ScotTi

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    Looking good.
     
  8. Moose

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    Insta-collection! :cool:
     
  9. Topender

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    I am Addicted to Crotons and Cordylines,:eek:
    It has been 3 weeks since I last Brought a plant or took a cutting,:D
    I love these plants, heres some pics of last cuttings and older cuttings with leaves
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  10. Bullwinkle

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    Wow,looks like you been running around clipping like crazy :) If you keep them in your greenhouse you might not have to cut of the leaves?Just a little water and shade should preserve some of the leaves.
     
  11. Topender

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    Hi, I find if I only leave 1 or 2 leaves on a cutting and then cut them in half, I get a better survival rate, The shadecloth is the side of my shed so the breeze can blow through,
    Cheers
    Shane
     
  12. Topender

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    Hi All, hope your green thumbs are going great,
    I just moved a heap of plants as we are lucky enough to be getting a pool.
    Heres some pics of the cuttings grown up a bit.
    Cheers :D
    Shane
     

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  13. Moose

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    Wow Shane, they are really cranking along. :eek: You are entering your peak growing season as ours is deminishing. You certainly will be adding some spectacular colors surrounding your new pool! :cool:
     
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    One of those looks like a red bogoriensis....wouldn't that be cool!
     
  15. Topender

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    Hi All, As promised I got out the Camera and got some pics of the crotons in my garden,
    Hopefully my sharing can help me get names for some of them,
    Cheers
    Shane:)
     

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    Post #15 upper right photo = Mammie
     
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    Post #15 lower left photo = Punctatum, a sport from Aureo Maculatum
     
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    Post #15 lower right photo - recurved leaf looks like a Ram's Horn that has not colored up? :confused:
     
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  34. Bullwinkle

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    You have a great collection.There is quite a few that I do not recognize :)
     
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    Post # 16 looks like it could be a Kentucky or a General MacArthur. Being in Australia - it could also be a unique cultivar we don't have here in the States ... :eek:
     
  36. Phil Stager

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    Here goes....
    #1 LL Punctatum, LR Rams Horn
    #3 UL Leopardia, UR Irene Kingsley, LL picturatum or majesticum depending on mature leaf length
    #4 LR Ebrurnum/Andrew/Madagascar
    #5 LL Dolores
    #6 UL Bogoriensis, UR Red/Pink Eburnum, LL Multicolour, LR Zulu
    #8 UL Prince Philip, LL Picasso's Paintbrush
    #10 UL Joanna Coppinger, LR Mrs. Iceton
    #11 UL Bogoriensis, UR Eburnum with big ugly degenerate sport, LL Zulu
    #12 LL Multicolour, LR Punctatum (a sport from Aureo Maculatum)
    #16 UL Rheedii, LR Tortise Shell (sport from Bravo)

    For most of the others, you'll probably have to wait until you get some mature size leaves in a year or two.
     
  37. Topender

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    Hi Phil and Moose,Thanks for your input with Names, I have about another 54 in pots and as soon as the monsoon trough drops down to give them a good head start with the wet season I hope to get them in the ground.
     
  38. Rags

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    Your plants seem to be making very good progress.... well done.
     

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