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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by zone11dreamer, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. zone11dreamer

    zone11dreamer Active Member

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    Hi , I just bought 3 crotons . One is called Mona Lisa , Regina , and the other is Magnificent.
    I was told to keep them in shade. Seeing that the Mona Lisa is yellow can I give it strong shifting sunlight ? How about the others ?

    Also , any opinion on the growth rate? Can I expect them to end up as small tress like so many of the other crotons ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. zone11dreamer

    zone11dreamer Active Member

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    Forgot to say that I am in zone 10
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I would rate the Regina as a pretty fast croton, Magnificent as much slower and Mona Lisa is a very slow grower. Even though Mona Lisa has lots of yellow in it, I have found it still likes to be in a good deal of shade. You mentioned putting it in a strong shifting sunlight, I think this sounds ok, just watch it over the next several months.



    Jeff
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Regina is "weed fast" in croton speak. Mona is painfully slow. Magnificent is somewhere in between.
     

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