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Princess Eugenia

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Pricess Eugenia as found in Dr. Frank Brown's book. I got this beauty from Marie Nock. :)
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I like the looks of Princess Eugenia. I am a sucker for the dark leaf plants.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - this is a young plant and the dark leaves are a little darker than typical. I have kept it under cover so I can protect it in the Spring. This varient shows some very "hot" pinks on the veins when mature. :cool: It has nice large leaves.
     
  4. Central Floridave

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    another nice one.

    How many different variety do you have now? A thousand? :p
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Dave - I do not know how many variety's however this cultivar was menioned in Frank Brown's book. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Moose

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    Princess Eugenia update. It got planted sometime in middle of March. It is adapting very nicely to the shading from the Coryph Utan palm it is positioned under. Nice robust flushing of leaves. :rolleyes:
     

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  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Great croton but man is it a wimpy cultivar. If Marie can root me one again, it would be my third try.
     
  8. Bullwinkle

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    Definitely adding this one to my wish list
     
  9. Marie Nock

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    I want to add a picture that shows its good color.
     

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  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    My Princess Eugenia has grown quite a bit since I last posted pictures 2 months ago. The photos don't do a good job of showing the pinks starting to blush on the newer leaves. Bullwinkle really liked this cultivar on his last visit to the Moose Land. :)
     

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  11. Bullwinkle

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    Like is not strong enough statement ,more like true love :)

     
  12. pocomo

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    Here's some pics of mine. Another from Marie. Thanks. This one grows in bright light and hasn't started to pink up yet. It really grows well here though and I think it's about time to make some air layers. Chris
     

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  13. Moose

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    Some updated photos of Princess Eugenia taken today. :)
     

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  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  15. Jeff Searle

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    Yes! Very nice Ron.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Updated photo taken yesterday evening of the same Princess Eugenia. Lots of new leaves flushing out. :)
     

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  17. koki

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    Growing in the most protected part of my yard.
     

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  18. pocomo

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    Mine and others, Delores, Daisy Ortegas and pocomo.
     

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  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Nice plants Chris. How do you distinguish that Daisy O. from William Craig? I'm still not convinced there's a real difference between the two.
     
  20. pocomo

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    I know Ray, if it's not Irene Kingsley/Satan it's William C/Daisy O. It might just be placement, and one day I'll grow both of them together, but it seems Daisy O has slightly smaller, redder leaves that are more blotched. William Craig seems larger and pinker with more entire color. Then again I might just be "seeing things".
     
  21. Moose

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    Wow thank god for this forum. Looking back at this thread, I evidently planted the Princess Eugenia in March 2010. So now I know its been in the ground 4 years and 5 months. The Corypha utan palm has grown considerably forcing Princess Eugenia to lean looking for the sun. The Corypha utan has certainly benefited from the fertilizer the crotons surrounded it have been given over that time. Updated photo of Princess Eugenia, August 9, 2014. :)

    Princess Eugenia 1.JPG
     
  22. Moose

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    Princess Eugenia leaning looking for more sun exposure - growing towards the light. :cool:

    I've noticed that the lower leaves have remained on the lower area of the plant for several years, perhaps the same newly flushing leaves from earlier posted photos.

    Princess Eugenia 2.JPG
     
  23. TikiRick

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    Love mine too in southern sun!!
     

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