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Salmon

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by pocomo, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    This is a seedling I found at the Ralph Davis estate. About 15years ago the gentleman that owned the place regularly advertised in the Herald "croton cuttings $3.00" I visited several times and have quite a few of those plants. I subsequently named this one Salmon. There are a few others out there that have it. I won't mention any names. Chris
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Man, that's a real beauty of a croton!
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Wow Chris, congrats on a fine score. I second that it's a beauty! You should put it in the wiki, if it ever gets ID'd we can move it. In the meantime it's there for everyone to oogle over and you captured a little history of the Davis estate.
     
  4. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    I believe it's a seedling because I found it in the seedling bed. I think it's the only one and it had probably been there many years. It's a slow grower.
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Just a suggestion, but have you considered adding a subject to your adjective, like 'Salmon Queen' or 'Salmon Beauty' etc?
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Good for YOU,Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another fine example of another un-known plant that isn't in the Frank Brown book BUT, can be named. What a beautiful plant! Another croton for our registry. I haven't seen anything that even looks close to this one.
    Jeff
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Chris,

    Are those Zamia obliqua growing in the background?:)
    Jeff
     
  9. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Yep. Zamia obliqua. I'll consider adding and will post soon. Thanks
    Chris
     
  10. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    another pic
     

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  11. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Salmon is also a noun.
     
  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Slow isn't the word if this is what it's attained in 15 yrs. What do you feed it and what kind of light is it getting?
     
  13. Crotonologist

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    Yeah, I know, I was just thinking out loud earlier....
    How about 'Smoked Salmon'?
    And hey 'Salmon' is fine, I just thought the name could be made a little more distinctive with another word in there...
    But then Chris has the naming rights, so that's his perogative...
    :)
     
  14. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Yeah I'm afraid to make cuttings 'cause it's slow to regrow. I have made several cuttings from it over the years but this is all I have now. I plan on taking 3 cuttings off it this year so I'll have one more and the other 2 may already have a home. And lately I haven't been caring for my stuff like I use to. When I'm gone 3 to 4 months of the year things suffer. I grow most of my stuff in pots now. I did repot it yesterday and gave it a boost of 16 4 8. Normally I use an organic 5 3 3 and liquid 12 4 8 periodically. It is in low light under a lignum vitae tree. We'll see what happens.
     
  15. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    On another note. The fact that I found a seedling at the Ralph Davis estate I don't no how many years after he was gone and had hardly grown at all, it was about 2 ft tall with just a hint of being nice, is simply amazing. I've had seedlings grow 2ft in 6 months after first planting the seeds. I've also had some that are only 2 ft tall after 5 years and are just starting to show their potential.
    Chris
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - how is it doing? :) My insane croton mind has got to know! :eek:
     
  17. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Ron, Repotted, fertilized, watered and no new growth this year. Not yet anyway. And it's been two months. Chris
     
  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, Hmmmm, Hmmmm, ........GOOD!
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's got an ovate leaf like Puccini and sounds about as slow. Maybe?? I've never seen a Puccini except in photos so yes this could be a real stretch.
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Chris - is this cultivar you hand pollinated the seeds for as slow as a Bimbo ? :confused:

     

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