Pink Stewarti

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by JoseLopez, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    This is the pink Stewarti that i got from Moose at the auction in Flamingo Garden. What i want to show is the sport that is growing, It's more of a soft creme color. 018.jpg
     
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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Jose - That looks like one of those not-so-good all yellow sports that many crotons produce. All yellow equals no chlorophyll equals an early death for the leaves. Enjoy it while it lasts.
     
  3. JoseLopez

    JoseLopez Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you. After I posted the picture I realized that, I will enjoy it while it lasts.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jose - I got this Stewartii from the backyard of an old abondoned home in Coral Gables. The Momma plant was a very, very old Stewartii. I noticed one (large) branch having alot of "blotching" and lots of pink pastel colors to it. The croton was growing in a very shady area with high canopy. I made three air layers and was lucky to see they were still there 2 months later. Keep your plant nice and shaded. I believe that this sport adapted to heavy shade over time and thrives in it.

    The other air layer was auctioned at Ricky's last garden tour. I have the third. My plant also sports the creamy colors and since it is kept in heavy shade, they remain on the plant - feeding off the Momma for its carbohydrates. Enjoy your plant, the house was torn down and the plant was bulldozed.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Stewartii 1.jpg Stewartii 2.jpg Stewartii 2.jpg Stewartii 1.jpg Stewartii 2.jpg Here is the Moose Land version. From the same mother plant as Jose's. It is a fickle plant, often throwing back to yellow leaves like Jose's. Chris taught me to break off Yellow/Albino tips, the new emergent growth sometimes produces green leaves. So far so good but this may never develop into a robust grower.

    Definitely not your typical Stewartii. I think Carol Graff got the other one I had.
     
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  6. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg We went home (Vero Beach) for a multi. Class high school reunion and went by the old home place. This is Stewartii probably 60 years old.
     
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  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg One little tiny cutting that somehow got in my pocket.
     
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  8. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I might have taken one more cutting,it looks like no one would have missed it on a tree that size :)
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    How about an updated photo Lamar ?
     

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