Seedling Question

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Jul 12, 2015.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    For those of you that raise Crotons from seed, do you hold on to the plain green leaf seedlings for some time? Or is it best to just pull out the plain green. I have many seedlings popping up in the garden and all are solid green except one I spotted in the lawn (now potted up) with color. pizap.com14367254712651.jpg IMG_0474.JPG
     
  2. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Scott I give them at least a year maybe more if then are good growers. A story from Mr. Davis he did 100s and was very quick to dump them to another grower and some of his rejects grew out very nicely. I will do some pictures of my system soon.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Lamar is right. These little green seedlings can change all of a sudden as they get older and start producing colors later on. And I've seen this happen well over a year after germination.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Thank you Lamar and Jeff! Sounds like Ti plant seedlings, a wait and see game.
     
  5. Native son

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    image.jpg image.jpg O M G stop me plz. Phonexs image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  6. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ha ha ha ha, Lamar, you do everything in a big way, don't you? I'm right there with you buddy, and I bet we're not alone. This is good! A whole new set of hybridizers. We may get a couple that may make it all worthwhile, you never know.
     
  7. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Lamar! You are an absolute Mad Man! What kind of palm seedling do you have going there?
     
  8. Native son

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    Sylvester I think my son has them in his front yard they look nice. I will take a picture the next time I am up there.
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I am growing fond of this little guy... pizap.com14442683184421.jpg
     
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  10. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Nice ScotTi, that are lots of fun. I get 1 out of 40 the show nice color and maybe 2 or 3 will grow well.
     
  11. Kingdavid

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    022.JPG 018.JPG 011.JPG 084.JPG 6 months is my new age for seedlings . Then they get moved up if they look promising ... i hang them in trays of 24 under the oak tree in scattered light ..then wait
     
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  12. Kingdavid

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    241.JPG 229.JPG More pics hanging 249.JPG under the Oak Tree
     
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  13. Kingdavid

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    I do have green seedlings 7 or 8 years old that are just now getting color go figure...Gen Pagent Seedling 6 ft all green ... now has yellow sport . I dont usually wait that long tho ... 377.JPG 378.JPG
     
  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Showing some promise. image.jpg
     

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