Orange Mona Lisa

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kwtimo, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I happily purchased this beauty from Marie last year, and it really has come on in the last few months. I am looking forward to seeing this one grow out. I put in the pic of Mona Lisa for comparison. CAM00411.jpg CAM00412.jpg CAM00414.jpg CAM00417.jpg
     
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  2. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Nice Tim, my son is down there fishing and filming. They said I was to old and knarley got left out. I saw the note about Sugarloaf is that a good thing? image.jpg
     
  3. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Tim your Orange Mona Lisa is looking great! I'm posting photos of the original cuttings. The plant in Hawaii died so I'm glad we have it here. Here are photos of the original cuttings.
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  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Holy Smokes Marie! That is super orange! Is this the kind of coloration that I could hopefully expect eventually? Or were the colors so vivid due to habitat? Thank you for posting those pics.
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I have to move mine, way too shaded in.
     
  6. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Tim,
    I'm not sure if it will get as deep orange as the one grown in Hawaii but I think the orange in yours will get deeper than it is. I don't know what makes the orange crotons in Hawaii so vibrant but my guess is something in the volcanic soil
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Beautiful, Tim! Please keep us posted on what happens with this beauty.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ditto Ana. Good luck with your plant Tim, but I can only suspect that it will color up much,much more. Thanks Marie for getting this plant into our area. Safe for sure!
     

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