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Satan

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Dec 21, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Wide shot of the same plant in the wiki and one from Ocho Rios, Jamaica - at least 8 feet tall.
     

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  2. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    looks more like Irene Kingsley?????
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Same plant, at least to most of us. This is one of those Crotons where it appears it was given two different names very early on. There's even a Satan and an Irene Kingsley in The Book. Again, many of us believe they are the same. I think it was Jesse Durko who called it "Irene Kingsley, the Satanic Bitch".

    My original cutting, by the way, came from the Satan that Jessie photographed for The Book.
     
  4. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    I've recently seen something that someone bought as Satan, had it about 6 years, is extremely slow, grew less than 2 feet.
    It also looks identical to the Satan in the book.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The one on the left (above) is three cuttings from my original plant that really looks unimpressive. The leaves are mostly long and oblong at this point. Even this one doesn't have leaves that look as good as the shot in the book. But again, most of my Crotons are in deep shade.
     

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