"PIXIE" LOOK ALIKE IN MY GARDEN

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by donroberth, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Hello to Pix again… I’m still trying to find a name for my “Pink Spots” and I feel think yours certainly bears a strong resemblance to mine. Please see my following 10 photo essay RE: Your PIXIE post DTD MON24JUL 2017.

    P.S. Anyone else that would like to name this NOID for me… please chime in!

    01 – Your Pixie (photo taken from The Croton Society Forum).

    02 – My “Pink Spots” (for lack of a better name) when I brought this “NOID” home and potted it about 10 yrs. ago.

    03 - A couple of Air Layers from my “Pink Spots”.

    04 – Now mature at 10 yrs. in my possession and starting to push-out some new growth.

    05 – About 4 to 5 months later with its new growth starting to “pink spot and purple-up” (some leaves over 22 inches long).

    06 – Close-up photo displaying its purple petioles.

    07 – “To my delight”… look what I found in a neighbor’s home in this overgrown garden not 10 minutes from my place where I have driven by dozens of times.

    08, 09 & 10 – All photos of the same cultivar in my neighbor’s garden after being cleaned up. The owner told me that the plant was about 15 to 16 years old and had no clue as to its name.

    Pix, if your Croton is the same one I have… hang on to your hat because it’s “gonna” morph into one heck of a beauty.


    P.S. I agree with Anna that your “Zanzibar” sure looks like Picturatum
     

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  2. Pix

    Pix Well-Known Member

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    Your "Pixie" is so beautiful, Robertico! Thank you for sharing. I should try mine plant in the morning sun. Is it too late to put an air layer now?

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  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    May be siblings, even thousands of miles away!
     
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  4. donroberth

    donroberth Well-Known Member

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    Hi Pix,

    Thx for your answer-back…

    Photo # 01: Pixie foto in your latest post

    Photo # 02: My air-layer as of today

    As to your question... “Is it too late to take an air layer now?” I would refer this query to your local Florida Croton Enthusiasts on this Forum that have more experience with the seasons and conditions in your area.

    I’m not a learned Botanist, just a "Crazy Croton Aficionado” that lives in Costa Rica at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level with a totally different environment. Good luck and keep us posted as to your progress with your beloved PIXIE :) !!!
     

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  5. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Hello, the plant called Pixie is a volunteer from my garden about four years old. When Pixie (the person) first came on line I made an airlayer and gave it to her just as a welcome to the insanity called the Croton bug. Any resemblance to your plant is totally the norm for croton collectors. Best wishes to all! I have lots of Volunteers. We can call this one Robertico you will agree to that. image.jpg
     
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  6. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Now everyone will be lining up to get a Robertico. ;)
     
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  7. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    When will we be having a tour and auction in your gardens. Well there may be some issues bringing plants in and out of Costa Rica, but I have loved my previous visits to the country (always with school groups so a bit different).
     
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